Family Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law enacted in 1974 to protect the privacy of student education records. The law applies to those institutions that regularly receive federal funding from the Department of Education and is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education.

More information regarding FERPA can be found at ed.gov.

Click here for FERPA Information for Students

Click here for FERPA Information for Parents

How can FERPA violation cases be reported?

Complaints of alleged violations may be addressed to:

Family Policy Compliance Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920

If you would like to notify the University of a FERPA violation, please click here.