FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also called the Buckley Amendment). Students who are currently enrolled or formerly enrolled regardless of their age are subject to FERPA. The law was passed by Congress in 1974 and grants four specific rights to students:
- the right to see the information that Ball State has concerning the student
- the right to seek amendment to those records and in certain cases append a statement to the records
- the right to consent to disclosure of their records
- the right to file a complaint with the Department of Education Compliance Office in Washington DC
If you have other questions about FERPA, you may contact the Office of the Registrar.