FERPA – Privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student records. The
act provides for the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those
records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records.

FERPA states that a spouse/parent or other authorized party may gain permission to access student
records if the student signs a release. This form is kept in the Financial Services office and can be found
on the Tools and Resources page of the website.