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What Students need to know about 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. As a student at AUM it is important that you understand your rights under FERPA.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Act endows students with four primary rights

The Right to be notified of their FERPA rights at least annually.

At AUM, students are notified in the fall semester through News and Headlines and on the University’s website.

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