Section 1: FERPA-Protecting Student Rights
General Privacy & Security Information
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974
The Essence of the Act
Why Comply With FERPA?
Who Is Covered Under FERPA?
When Do FERPA Rights Begin and End for a Student?
Student Rights Under FERPA
Section 2: Education Records
Section 3: Protecting the Privacy of Education Records
Section 4: Summary & Course Certification
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.
Students have the right to: