Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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:

Annual Notification of Rights

Students will be notified annually of their FERPA rights.

Read the Annual Notification of Rights

 

More FERPA Information