FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

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FERPA FAQs

What is FERPA?

 

Ferpa, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a Federal law that controls  the release of and access to educational records. The law, also known as the Buckley Amendment, applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education. Go to Family Policy Compliance Office page, FERPA for Parents and Eligible Students,  to learn more.

Does FERPA apply to everyone?

FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to educational records. The law, also known as the Buckley Amendment, applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education. Go to www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco to learn more.

What are a student's rights under FERPA?

FERPA gives parents access to their child's education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. With several exceptions, schools must have a student's consent prior to the disclosure of education records after that student is 18 years old. The law applies only to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

  

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