Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) FAQs
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, helps protect the privacy of student records. The Act provides the right for students to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal funding, including Seminole State College.
Most Asked FERPA Questions
Who is protected under FERPA?
Who can access a student's information?
When is the student's consent not required to disclose information?
What is directory information?
When does the college need consent to disclose personally identifiable information from an educational record, including transcripts?
What are educational records?
What is not included in an educational record?
What is "personally identifiable information?"
What documents can be removed from an educational record before the students view it?
How will technology impact FERPA?