Information you discuss with, or provide to, the Office of Student Aid is generally considered confidential. Please note, however, that Student Aid employees, in accordance with Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (Title 23 Pa. C. S., Chapter 63) and Penn State Policy AD72 on Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, are required to file a report with the PA Department of Human Services if there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child (a person who is currently less than 18 years of age) has been the victim of child abuse. More information about reporting requirements is available at the Penn State Office of Ethics and Compliance.