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FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (500.11)

(Consumer Information Disclosure)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records.  These rights transfer to the student when he/she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.  Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students".

In accordance with FERPA, only directory information about students or former students will be disclosed to any person or agency without the written permission of the student; exceptions to this are outlined in the policy.  At the request of the student, even directory information can be withheld. 

Upon written request, the student may inspect information in his or her official file and will be given the opportunity to challenge  any information which he or she considers inaccurate. Details on confidentiality rules can be obtained from the Admissions Office.

 Click here to view IECC's FERPA policy.

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