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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Registrar's office provides information for faculty and staff regarding FERPA on the Registrar's website. According to their website, "Privacy rights are outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA – 20 U.S.C., 1232g; 34CFR Part 99) and administered by the U.S. Department of Education". Additionally, Buffalo State’s policy statement regarding FERPA can be found here

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."


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