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
FERPA rights actually begin for students when they begin attending an institution. Attendance means a student is officially registered for at least one class and that class has started.
Student's rights continue to be protected under FERPA even after they have left the institution, until their death.