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FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protects the privacy of a student's educational record or those records that are directly related to the student and maintained by the institution.
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. Student educational records are considered confidential and cannot be released without the written consent of the student. This law also gives students the right to consent to the disclosure of educational records, the right to inspect and review educational records, and the right to seek the amendment to educational records that the student believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's privacy rights.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
HCC is not permitted to release information, other than directory information, to another party. In order for information to be disclosed, such as grades, financial aid information, tuition balances, etc., HCC must have a signed Disclosure of Information Release form. This release does not authorize anyone other than the student to conduct college business, such as requesting transcripts, registering or dropping classes, etc.
HCC's directory information includes: Student name, program of study, dates of enrollment, full-time/part-time status, degrees/certificates awarded, photographs, academic honors and awards, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports at the college.
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