After having a conversation at the Board Meeting last week I have come to the conclusion that privacy laws are unintentionally putting a damper on what we can do as financial aid administrators. We often get requests for Needs Analysis Forms from housing authorities, cash assistance programs , food assistance programs, WIOA, etc. With the restrictions of who we can release information to (even after having a signed release from students) it is making it very difficult to serve students. How do you all handle this?
~Michelle Lukesh, Dona Ana Community College