What is FERPA?
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of your student and their educational records.
What rights does your student have?
- Your student has the right to:
· The right to inspect and review their educational records
· The right to seek the amendment of their educational records
· The right to consent to the disclosure of their educational records
· The right to obtain a copy of their school’s Student Records Policy
· The right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington, D.C.
What rights do you have as a parent?
- After a release form is submitted, you, as the parent, have the right to be present and supportive of your student during private educational meetings and discussions.
What information is considered private?
- Enrolled courses
- Locations of classes
- Academic standing
- Financial aid information
Where to Find the Release Form
- If your student would like you to be present during private matters, or when they are reviewing or discussing educational records, the below release form must be completed and notarized:
- Please be aware that a new release form must be submitted every year and that the student’s health records are not included when selecting “all.”
For more information about FERPA, visit the University Ethics and Compliance website here.