Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. It applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the United States Department of Education.

In summary, parents or eligible students have the right ot inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. When releasing information from a student’s education record, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student (with certain exceptions).

Smarsh, Inc. assumes no liability for the accuracy or completeness of this information. Please consult with an attorney for specific information on specific rules and regulations and how they apply to your business.

Helpful Links:
General overview on the U.S. Department of Education page
Final FERPA regulations (.pdf)

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