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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are as follows:

  • Students have the right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the university receives the request.
  • Students have the right to request the amendment of their education records that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. If the university denies a student's requested amendment, the student has the right to a hearing regarding the requested amendment to his/her education record.
  • Students have the right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • Students have the right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the university to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901

 

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