Policy on Release of Information - Deceased Students

Educational -

A student's FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights cease upon death.  The educational records of a deceased student may be disclosed, upon written request, to a spouse, parent, executor of an estate, the eldest surviving child, the eldest surviving sibling, surviving descendent or pursuant to a court order or subpoena.  Additionally, to obtain this information, you must also submit a copy of a student's death certificate. Only the Office of Student Records may release the educational record of deceased students.

Medical / Psychological -

The psychological and/or medical records may be release upon signed written request to the surviving spouse, the parents, executor of the will, the surviving children, or after suit has been instituted, the defense counsel or the defense insurance company seeking any medical, hospital, or other records relating to the patient's medical treatment, history or condition, either personally or through an attorney.  Only the Director for Counseling and Health Services may release the psychological and/or medical records of a deceased student.

The person requesting the records must provide the following information in a signed written request:

  • Student's name
  • Copy of the death certificate
  • Person requesting records' name, address, phone number, evidence that he or she is qualified to receive the records based on the criteria above
  • Signature
  • Date of request

For educational records, please address the request to the Director of Student Records, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue.,  Box 2, New Orleans, LA 70118

For medical records, please address the request to Director, University Counseling Center, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 200, New Orleans, LA 70118