Understanding the Basics of FERPA

Presented by Dian Mitchell, University Registrar
August 6, 2018


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education). This is essential training for all university faculty and staff.