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What is FERPA?

FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (sometimes called the Buckley Amendment). Passed by Congress in 1974, the Act grants four specific rights to students:

the right to see the information that the institution is keeping on them
the right to seek amendment to those records and in certain cases append a statement to the record
the right to consent to disclosure of his/her records
the right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington, D.C.



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