How do I see my student's information?

You may easily view your student’s financial aid, billing, payment, 1098-T form, grades, course schedule, and transcript information via the Parent Portal, after you are granted permission by your student. Your student may grant any person access by completing the “I grant permission to…” section of the Personal Information form submitted online at time of registration.  A separate entry for each person granted access must be submitted. 

Why can't I see my student's information?

Your student must grant you permission via MyCIA for access before you may see the information.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) helps protect the rights of your student's records.  It allows the Institute to release information from your student's educational record without your student's written consent:

  • to Institute officials who have a legitimate need to know involving your student's record;
  • to legitimate officials connected to your student's financial aid;
  • to organizations for or on the behalf of the Institute;
  • to persons who have requested your student's educational records by means of a lawfully issued subpoena or court order;
  • in cases of health or safety emergencies.

The Institute will not release your student's educational records to other third parties unless your student grants specific permission by completing the "I grant permission to..." section of the Personal Information form submitted online at time of registration.

Your student must complete that permissions section. The permission to other parties will remain in effect throughout your student's enrollment at the Institute. Your student may amend these permissions at any time by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For full CIA FERPA Policy Information, refer to

What information is included as a part of my student's educational record?

FERPA defines an education record as any record directly related to a student which contains personally identifiable information and is maintained the university or a party acting on behalf of the university. Education information that an institution defines as "directory" information is not included under FERPA and may be released without the student's written consent.  The Institute defines directory information as: name, address, phone, email, date of birth, dates of attendance, major, class, participation in activities, and degrees, honors and awards earned.