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Student Rights Under FERPA

There are five primary rights students have under FERPA. The student has the right to:

First, inspect and review their education records.

Second, request an amendment to their record and a hearing if the request for amendment is inaccurate.

Third, file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they feel their rights are being violated.

Fourth, expect that their education records will be kept confidential.

And fifth, request that the university not disclose their directory information.

Key Points:

Students have the right to:

  • Inspect and review their educational records.
  • Request an amendment to their record and a hearing if the request for amendment is inaccurate.
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education if they feel their rights are being violated.
  • Expect that their education records are kept confidential except where special provisions are made.
  • Suppress the disclosure of directory information.

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