FERPA is the United States federal law that protects student records privacy review and disclosure rights.  Student educational records are considered confidential.  Under most circumstances student records will not be released without written and signed consent.  Thus, a student must sign a release form in order for information to be released to parents.  

Once a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution all rights formerly given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student.  The eligible student has the following rights:

  • the right to have access to his or her education records
  • the right to seek to have the records amended
  • the right to have control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances specified in the FERPA regulations, some of which are discussed below)
  • the right to file a complaint with the Department.

More information about each of these rights can be found on the Office of Academic Records FERPA website.

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