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FERPA

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT), also know as the Buckley Amendment, was passed by Congress in 1974. It grants four specific rights to a postsecondary student:
  • To see the information that the institurion is keeping on the student.
  • To seek amendment to those records and in certain cases append a statement to the record.
  • to consent to the diclosure of his/her records.
  • To file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington DC.
FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administrated by the Secretary of Education.


FERA ensures the privacy of student records (other than directory information). Student records including information about registration, grades, financial aid and billing are considered confidential and may not be released without written consent from the student.

If you wish to allow anyone other than you (the student) to access this information you must file a FERPA release form.
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