Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Also known as the Buckley Amendment and referred to as the protector of student confidentiality and student rights, FERPA is a federal law enacted in 1974 that mandates student access to educational records, and provides mechanisms to amend them. FERPA provides protections against the unwanted distribution of grades and other reports without certain permissions, and regulates the transfer of test and other data.

For specific information on Student Confidentiality, please refer to the Student Handbook.

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