The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and its subsequent amendments afford students certain rights with respect to their educational records.

As detailed below, students have the right to:

  • Inspect and review their education records.

  • Seek amendment of their education records if they believe them to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights.

  • Consent to certain disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records.

  • File complaints with the Department of Education concerning any alleged failure to comply with FERPA’s requirements.

For more information on institution’s FERPA policy, consult the Institutional FERPA policy.

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