Release of Education Records for Deceased Students
The following requirements protect the confidentiality of education records upon the death of a former student or alumnus of the University.
The Office of the University Registrar will evaluate each request for the release of a transcript or other education records of a deceased student on the individual merits of that request and reserves the right to deny the request in whole or to release only part of the education records that are requested. The Office of the University Registrar may only release a deceased student’s transcript if authorized to do so by the executor of the deceased student’s estate or the deceased student’s closest living next-of-kin. Unless required to do so by law, the Office of the University Registrar will not release the education records of a deceased student to the news media or for research purposes.
The closest living next-of-kin may submit a written request along with the following notarized documents in English:
Birth certificate of the requestor; and
Death certificate of former student or alumnus.
If there is no living next-of-kin, education records may be requested by the executor of the estate or holder of power of attorney for the deceased. A written request along with a notarized copy of the executor statement or power of attorney in English is required.
Documents related to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette must be mailed to:
Office of the University Registrar
P.O. Box 41208
Lafayette, LA 70504