What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, establishes requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs: 

  • The release of student records maintained by the college 
  • Access to student records 

The college must notify students annually of their rights to: 

  • Inspect and review their student records 
  • Request to amend their student records 
  • Limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in student records 
  • File a complaint with the Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by the university to comply with FERPA 

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