Privacy of Student Academic Records: FERPA
Each student has the right to limit the access of off-campus parties, excluding government agencies in certain situations, to information that would normally be released in the College Directory or athletic programs. Students who wish to take advantage of this right may do so by making the request in the Registrar’s Office.
(FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: (1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records. (2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights. (3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. (4) The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by Lafayette College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. (5) The right to obtain a copy of Lafayette College’s student records policy. You can obtain a copy of the policy from the Registrar’s Office.
Tuition Payment/ Student Billing
All student balances must be paid in full in order to register for the Spring 2023 term. View Account Activity and Pay Online.
The payment due date for Spring 2023 is expected to be January 6, 2023. Review information about student fees and payments.
It is the student’s responsibility to keep the Registrar’s Office informed of permanent home address and phone numbers. Students can use this link to submit address changes.
Information on LVAIC schedules and calendar dates are available here.
A full-time Lafayette day student may cross register for a course suitable to Lafayette degree programs, but which cannot be scheduled or is not offered at Lafayette. Courses are available at any one of the other member institutions of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC): Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lehigh University, Moravian University, and Muhlenberg College, provided the student has approval of faculty adviser, the Lafayette Registrar, and the appropriate persons at the host institution, and provided such course does not produce an overload. Grades will be accepted from the LVAIC institutions. Credits taken through cross registration will be accepted toward Lafayette residency requirements.
Access the LVAIC Cross-Registration form
Students are encouraged to register to vote. Information concerning applications and procedures for all states are available here.