What is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act?

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal statute passed into law in 1974 that provides the basis for dealing with student information at post-secondary educational institutions. Our compliance with FERPA regulations ensure a minimum standard for the access to, the use of, and the release of information from education records. Please be aware however, many records we maintain about students, such as medical and disciplinary records, are subject to further protection through other federal (HIPPA, GLB) and state legislation (Public Record Laws, Freedom of Information Acts).


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