Parents

ParentS & FERPA

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WHAT IS FERPA?

FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of students. The law assigns the student as the owner of his/her educational record and provides guidelines on how the educational institution is to use and release protected information. This insures that information such as the student’s grades, academic standing, and course schedule are not public information and that the student controls who has access to this information. This law also requires the educator to grant the students access to their personal records.

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WHAT DOES THAT
MEAN AS A PARENT?

This means your student's information is kept secure and private from the public. Everyone, including parents, who wishes to see information is required to get written consent from the student.

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WHAT INFORMATION
CAN I ACCESS?

The following information is considered directory information and is available to the public upon request*.

  • Student name
  • Local address
  • Permanent address
  • Telephone listings
  • Year at the University
  • Dates of attendance
  • Academic college and major field of study
  • Enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended

*Students may withhold directory information withheld from the public.