Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

What are my rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents the right to have access to their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records.  When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.  For more information, visit the Family Policy Compliance Office website.

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  • Topic #: 28022-561
  • Date Created: 12/31/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 01/18/2017
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