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FERPA

About FERPA

Definition

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (also sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment), is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and the obligations of the institution, primarily in the areas of release of the records and the access provided to these records.

Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld.

Student Rights

Students have three primary rights under FERPA.

They have the rights to:

  • inspect and review their education records;
  • have some control over the disclosure of information from their education record; and
  • seek to amend their education records, under certain circumstances.

A student's FERPA rights begin when the student registers and attends his/her first class.

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