Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA stands for the "Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974." You might also hear it referred to as the "Buckley Amendment." This law protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA applies to all schools that received funds through an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
- Saint Mary's College FERPA Policy: Official Saint Mary’s College policy concerning FERPA and student records.
- FERPA Authorization to Release Information Form (requires login): Form for students to authorize the release of non-directory information.
- Student Request Form: Form for students to restrict access to directory information.