What is FERPA?

August 3, 2022 | Tagged: | Category: Student Life

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution (W&J) at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“eligible student”).

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