The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights, however, transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. In order for us to release a transcript to or discuss a student’s account with a parent, the student must authorize us to do so. Release of Information Forms are available to students in the Registrar’s Office and must be filled out in person by the student.
For a detailed description of FERPA, click here.