FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. FERPA protects the privacy of a student’s educational records and applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA is also known as the Buckley Amendment and enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Penalties for FERPA violations may include suspension of all federal funds to the college. This could affect the ability of our students to obtain federal financial aid.