What is FERPA?
FERPA is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 that requires students to provide permission for release of their grades and or other information. Students can complete an online form to provide their consent to release confidential information. This form can be found in eWOLF, and under Student Forms find the 'Student Consent to Release Confidential Information."
This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for correcting inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings.
When a student turns 18 or enters FRCC at any age, all rights afforded to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. However, FERPA also allows FRCC to share information with parents without the student’s consent. For example:
The college may disclose "directory information" without prior written consent, unless notified by the student in writing by the first official class meeting date of each semester.
Directory information includes:
If you would like to request that not even your Directory Information be released, please complete our Directory Information Confidentiality Request.
See Related Questions >
Send us an email >
Classes & Registration
Graduation & Career Services
Tuition and Fees