Authorization for Release of Educational Records Form
FERPA / Privacy Act Info
The 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as amended, also known as the Buckley Amendment is a federal law that protects the privacy of a student’s educational record. FERPA applies to all educational institutions.
The U.S. department of Education and Florida laws summarizes the rights afforded to students by FERPA as follow:
• The right to inspect and review their educational records within a reasonable period of time and no more than 30 after the institution has received the request.
• The right to request to amend inaccuracies in their educational records.
• The right to limit disclosure of some personally identifiable information.
• The rights to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office if they feel their FERPA rights have been violated.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201-5920
FERPA Web site: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html