Records not Protected by FERPA
Keep in Mind, Though a Record is not Protected by FERPA, it Does not Mean that the Record can be Freely Released
It is important to respect the privacy of students. Other laws protect employment and medical records. Medical records that are used to accommodate a disability should be kept separately from a student’s “education records.”
FERPA protects the privacy of all “education records” in any medium, maintained by the University. Although the law was written in 1974, its coverage is not limited to paper copies. All student education records, including records about the students contained in computer databases, are protected. This includes computerized student records in the admissions office, career center, financial aid office, the library, and numerous other offices.
FERPA | Major Concepts in FERPA | Who is a Student | What is an Education Record? | Exceptions | FERPA Recognized Exceptions |
Legitimate Educational Interests | Records not Protected by FERPA | General Rule: | Disclosure of Education Records |
Releasing Records | Who is a School Official | Confidential Records | "Keeper" of the Record | Parent Access to Student Record | Important Note | Email and Computer Guidelines | Summary | Warnings Against Non-Compliance | Additional Resources |