What is FERPA?

FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Passed by Congress in 1974, FERPA regulates the release of education records and grants four specific rights to students:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school
  • The right to seek amendment to those records, and in certain cases, append a statement to the record
  • The right to have some control over the disclosure of a student's education records
  • The right to file a complaint with the Department of Education

Take the Tutorial

The following FERPA tutorial is designed to give you a basic level of knowledge of the rules governing the release of student information. Keep in mind this quiz is only meant to serve as a reminder of the most basic FERPA guidelines. Please complete the following seven question quiz to test your FERPA knowledge.