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What is FERPA?

The Family Educations Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who has reached 18 years of age or is attending  a postsecondary institution at any age.

What are My Rights as a Student Under FERPA? 

What Types of Information Can the University Disclose and to Whom?

Ferris State University may disclose directory level information regarding the student without prior written consent. 

Exceptions to FERPA

FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students' education records without the consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations.

FERPA Forms & Resources