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FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects the privacy of student records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal funding.

Parents and other family members often associate this legislation with not being able to have the same access to their student's records in college that they experienced in high school. Please review our resources to better understand the leglislation and how the college supports students and their families within it: