Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA was enacted by the US Congress in 1974.  It is a set of regulations that applies to those institutions that receive funding from the Department of Education.  It guarantees students the right to inspect and review their educational records, the right to seek to amend educational records, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those educational records.  Please note that FERPA and the Georgia Open Records Act should be considered together when responding to a request for records.