Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a Federal law that applies to educational agencies and institutions that
receive funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education.
The statute is found at 20 U.S.C. 1232g and the Department's regulations are found
at 34 CFR Part 99.
Under FERPA, schools must generally afford students who are 18 years or over, or attending a postsecondary institution:
- access to their education records
- an opportunity to seek to have the records amended
- some control over the disclosure of information from the records
For more information, go to: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html