Office of the Registrar

About FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) refers to the privacy of student records. Under FERPA, the registrar is responsible for maintaining education records.

FERPA defines a student as, “any individual for whom an educational institution maintains education records. The term “student” does not include an individual who has not been in attendance at the institution.” AACRAO 2013

Read more information from the Department of Education 

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