Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Under the federal privacy act of 1974, students have the right of access to their educational records, the right to request an amendment to those records and to have a hearing if the request is denied, the right to consent to disclosure of their information unless consent is not required by FERPA (see list of directory information), and the right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office. Students also have the right to suppress directory information.