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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that outlines the privacy of student records and the obligations educational institutions have regarding the release of educational records and access to those records.
Students will be notified of their FERPA rights annually by publication of those rights in the student handbook and the university catalog, or by e-mail at the beginning of the fall term.