I. Purpose

The Family Educational 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. FERPA provides certain rights to eligible students with respect to their education records. Key components of the FERPA include (1) the right of college students to inspect their own records; (2) the right of the college students to determine who may have access to their records; and (3) the right to determine what personally identifiable information may be disclosed by college officials. More information about FERPA can be obtained on the U.S. Department of Education’s website here: https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/