What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was enacted by the United States Congress in 1974. The FERPA Act, as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records and affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

Students have the right to:

*Information for tutorial obtained from The AACRAO 2006 FERPA Guide:  American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.