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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(also known as FERPA, or “The Buckley Amendment”)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a law that pertains to the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA grants students access to their academic and educational records, an opportunity to seek to have any information (which is thought by the student to be inaccurate or misleading in the records) amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the record. The information below describes generally the provisions of FERPA, a law that is enforced solely by the United States Department of Education through specified procedures.
The complete text of that Act is available for review at the Griswold Library or at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
the following description, the College is not in any sense undertaking contractual or other obligations, or acceding to any enforcement methods or forum(s), beyond the Department of Education procedures and obligations imposed by law.