Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They include the right to: 1) inspect and review these records; 2) request an amendment to the records; 3) consent to or restrict disclosures of personally identifiable information in the records; and 4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning the University’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA. Copies of the complete policies and procedures for reviewing educational records and requesting an amendment of the records may be obtained from the Student Services Coordinator. The Colleges Policy Statement is available in the Student Financial Services Handbook on our web site.

Post secondary educational institutions that administer FSA programs are subject to the information security requirements established by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for financial institutions. Requirements apply to all customer information in our possession, regardless of whether it pertains to students, parents, or other individuals in which the College has a relationship. The financial aid office ensures that all nonpublic personal customer information, obtained whether through paper, electronic, or other form, is adequately safeguarded, protected, and is not shared with unauthorized individuals.

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