The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the confidentiality of student information. More specifically, FERPA protects personally identifiable information in students’ education records from disclosure without written consent unless an exception to the consent requirement applies.
At Campbell University, FERPA protections go into effect on the first day of classes of the student’s first term of enrollment. The FERPA release form must be obtained onsite, in person, for any of the following areas: at the Registrar’s Office (academic records), Office of Financial Aid (financial aid records) and/or the Business Office (business account records).
FERPA affords students who have attended a post-secondary institution the following rights related to their education records:
- Inspect and review information in their educational records.
- Request a correction to their record.
- Have some control of the disclosure of personally identifiable information from these records (restrict the release of directory information or authorize the disclosure of non-directory information).
- File complaints with the U.S. Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office (600 Independence Av SW, Washington, DC 20202).
Annual Notification of Rights
Students will be notified annually of their FERPA rights.Read the Annual Notification of Rights