94-28Posted on Dec 30, 1994 in Formal Opinions
Opinion Letter No. 94-28
December 30, 1994
Student Exchange List Public
The list of Hawaii residents receiving financial support through the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and their fields of study, are not protected by any of the UIPA’s exceptions to disclosure. The funds for the PSEP program are derived in part through state legislative appropriations. Thus, the strong public interest in information which reveals the expenditure of public funds outweighs the privacy interests of the participants in the fact that they were selected for PSEP support.