What FERPA stands for
FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which is a federal law passed in 1974. It is also called the Buckley Amendment.
- Students have the right to inspect and review their education records. Some records about a student maintained by NAU, however, are not “education records” and may not be inspected by a student. Examples are personal notes kept by a professor and certain psychological records
- Students have the right to request an amendment to or challenge the accuracy of their educational records
- Students have the right to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of their records
- Students have the right to complain to the U.S. Department of Education about a violation of FERPA
- Students have the right to waive the above rights in writing
Read on to learn more about the five primary rights granted to students and families under FERPA