The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, in particular the privacy of those records. Relay fully complies with the provisions outlined in FERPA.
Annual Notice to Students
Annually, Relay informs graduate students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the regulations relating to FERPA promulgated by the Department of Education. Together, FERPA and the FERPA regulations provide that:
- Graduate students have a right to inspect and review their education records.
- Graduate students may request that any such record be amended if they believe that it is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy.
- Relay will obtain the graduate students’ written consent prior to disclosing personally identifiable information about the student from their education records, unless such consent is not required by FERPA and the FERPA regulations.
- Graduate students have a right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the Department of Education if they feel that Relay has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA and the FERPA regulations.
- Graduate students may obtain a copy of Relay’s Guidelines for Compliance with FERPA.
These guidelines are available from the Office of Admissions and Enrollment.