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.

  • Last update on  May 09, 2013