Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended
What is FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), as Amended?
- FERPA is a Federal Law
- Also known as the Buckley Amendment
- Protects the privacy of a student's educational records
- Applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education
All employees requesting access to systems containing student records (i.e. MyRecords, Banner) are required to have training in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA).
- What are and are not education records?
- What is directory or public information?
- What is directory information at CUI?
- What are parental rights under FERPA?
- How can a student withhold directory information?
- What documents does a student not have a right to see?
- What information can we release without student consent?
- What are 2 basic steps to comply with the law?
- What are institutional policy and notification requirements?
- What can happen if we fail to follow the law?
- What if I have a question on what can or cannot be released under FERPA?
For more information on FERPA, visit the website of the Family Policy Compliance Office