FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and federal regulations (34 CFR Part 99), is a Federal law.
FERPA gives the right to students, enrolled at an educational institution, to:
- Inspect, review and request amendments to errors in their "Education Records"; and
- Give their consent, before their Education Records are used or disclosed, unless a specific FERPA exception applies.
FERPA contains specific exceptions which allow the institution to use or disclose an Education Record, without the student's consent.
Help at Your Institution:
Links to Other Information:
- Authority of BOR to Access Education Records Maintained by a System Institution under FERPA
- FERPA: Basic Employee Training Slides
- FERPA: Brief Overview, Consent Exceptions & Regulations Pertaining to the Release of De-Identified Education Records
- FERPA for Everybody: What Institutions Need to Know About Student Privacy and the New Regent Rule on Systemwide Requirements for Protecting Education Records