What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or the Buckley Amendment, FERPA is a federal law that was enacted in 1974 to protect the privacy of student educational records. All institutions that receive federal funding must comply with FERPA.
If you are a student at AUM it is important that you understand your rights under FERPA. If you are a parent of an AUM student, you will need to understand how the law changes once your child enters a post-secondary institution such as AUM. And, if you are an employee of AUM who has access to student educational records, you need to know the parameters of FERPA regulations and your obligations to comply with FERPA and protect those educational records according to the law.