The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which sets forth requirements aimed at protecting the privacy of educational records. Education records are defined as those records which directly relate to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting on behalf of that institution. Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements.

Annual FERPA Notification to Students

FERPA Release Form

Additional information regarding FERPA may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Eder 102 or the University’s Risk Manager, Popplewell 221.