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Disclosure of FERPA Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. An eligible student is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution. These rights include:

  • Be notified of their FERPA rights at least annually
  • Inspect and review their records (copies are not provided and phones are not allowed to be present)
  • Request an amendment to an incorrect record
  • Consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education

You can review a complete explanation of student's rights under FERPA on the Department of Education website.

Understanding your rights

There are serious obligations under FERPA. This tutorial will help you understand your responsibilities to keep student records private and allow them access to their records. Also available is a quick reference guide.

Please contact us with any problems, questions, or comments.

Alex Berry
University Registrar
FERPA Compliance Officer