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FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protects the privacy of a student's educational record or those records that are directly related to the student and maintained by the institution.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) 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. Student educational records are considered confidential and cannot be released without the written consent of the student. This law also gives students the right to consent to the disclosure of educational records, the right to inspect and review educational records, and the right to seek the amendment to educational records that the student believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's privacy rights.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) affords eligible students certain rights concerning their educational records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:
Harford Community College may disclose any directory information without prior written consent unless notified in writing that any or all such information about the student is not to be made public without written permission. Please submit written requests to the Registration and Records office. Harford Community College designates the following as directory information:
You may contact the Registration and Records office with additional questions about this document or your FERPA rights:
Harford Community College’s Custodian of Records and FERPA Compliance Officer is Patrick S. Elliott, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services and Acting Registrar.
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