Who is an eligible student?

An “eligible student” means a student who has reached the age of 18 or who is attending a postsecondary institution at any age.  Once a student becomes an “eligible student,” the rights afforded his or her parents under FERPA transfer to that student.

Source: 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(d)

Parents and Students
K-12 School Officials
Postsecondary School Officials
Parent and Eligible Student Rights