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How FERPA Affects You
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to protect the educational records of students. The original purpose of this law was to keep elementary and secondary school records private and to provide parents with access to their child’s academic records. Educational institutions that receive federal funding are obligated to comply with FERPA. Prior to a student reaching the age of 18, or attending a post-secondary school, FERPA provides parents with the right to control disclosure of educational records, review their child’s educational record, request amendment of misleading or inaccurate information within the educational records and file a complaint regarding non-compliance of FERPA with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S Department of Education.…more>>