Privacy of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA is a federal law that governs and protects the student's rights regarding individual educational records. As a student over the age of 18 years or enrolled in a post-secondary institution, the primary rights of the student under FERPA are:

  • Right to review and inspect your educational records
  • Rights to have your educational records amended or corrected
  • Rights to control disclosure of certain portions of your educational records

No records or information about the student may be released to a third party without written consent from the student.

You can find more information about FERPA on the U.S. Department of Education's website at:http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html