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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also referred to as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Under this law, students have the following rights regarding their educational records:

  • The right to inspect and review their education records.
  • The right to request an amendment to their education records when they believe the records are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with FERPA.

Additional information concerning these rights is available in the annual notice to students.