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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA 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.

Student Rights Under FERPA

1) The right to review education records

2) The right to requests amendment of education records

3) The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information

4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Education Record

Education records are:

1) Directly related to a student and personally identifiable

2) Maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution

Annual FERPA Notification to Students

Student rights with respect to their educational records.

Colby-Sawyer College's Record Release Policy

Procedures for the release of educational records.

For more information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) click here

Policy reviewed July 2013. Questions about this policy should be directed to the college's registrar.

  • The college supports the federal government's efforts to balance student privacy with the need of certain college officials and other agencies for certain information so they can assist our students.
  • Integrity