FERPA protects the privacy of student records at educational institutions receiving U.S. Department of Education funds. It requires the educational institution to have written permission from a parent or student in order to release information from a student’s educational record.

Under certain circumstances the release of information such as name, address, telephone number, honors and awards, and dates of attendance may be released or published without permission. Information that can connect an individual with grades or disciplinary actions requires permission.

The policy must match both of the following content blades for a document to trigger as a violation:

  • Student Identification Numbers

  • Student Records