By Audience: Parents and Students

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain rights to Parents and Eligible Students in regards to Education Records that are maintained by schools and universities.  This section is dedicated to providing resources and guidance that directly refer to these rights held by parents and eligible students.

Letters

Letter to an Attorney in Massachusetts Regarding the Applicability of FERPA to Students Sharing College Mail Boxes - March 1999

Letter to an attorney representing a college in Massachusetts explaining that, while FERPA would not prohibit a school from sending information to a student at a post office box that the student shares with another student, the school is responsible for taking precautions to prevent the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information from students' education records.