The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records maintained by institutions that receive funding from the US Department of Education. FERPA provides that a parent or eligible student (a student 18 years of age or older or enrolled in a postsecondary institution) has the right to inspect and review the student's education records. If the parent or eligible student finds the records to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights, the parent or eligible student may request an amendment to the record.
FERPA also provides that a student's personally identifiable information may not be released to someone else unless (1) the parent or eligible student has given a proper consent for disclosure or (2) provisions of FERPA or federal regulations issued pursuant to FERPA permit the information to be released without the parent or eligible student's consent.
- NCCU FERPA Regulation
- U.S. Department of Education Laws and Guidance: FERPA
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Â§ 1232g)
- FERPA Regulations (34 CFR Part 99)