Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) parents and other third parties cannot gain access to a student's financial records without authorization from the student. To simplify student authorization, NKU offers the NKU Authorized User Payment Portal. The authorized user portal allows students to grant access to as many third parties as they choose. These guest users can then view the student's financial statements and make payments on the account. The student grants and has the right to rescind that access at any time.