Why is FERPA important to Furman?
Almost all information maintained about our students is contained in education records. Failure to strictly comply with FERPA regulations is a violation of federal law. It would ostracize Furman from the rest of the higher education community, damage our reputation, and could ultimately jeopardize any monies we receive either directly or indirectly from the federal government, including student financial aid. At this time, the student information release policy at Furman complies with all provisions of the Act and its subsequent regulations.