Student Rights Under FERPA

Students have four basic rights under FERPA:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Note: Although the college is not required to maintain student records indefinitely, if a request to access a record has been made, the record will not be destroyed before the custodian has granted the student access.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA or any superseding law authorizes disclosure without the student’s consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures of the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.