What are the four basic rights of students under FERPA?

FERPA affords students certain right with respect to their educational records. This rights include:

  • The right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days of the the day the University receives a request for access.
  • The right to request the amendment of education records that they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights under FERPA.
  • The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202-5901

For more information related to FERPA, please go to FERPA Information and Training under the Faculty and Staff tab or go to Notification of Rights Under FERPA under the Students tab.

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