The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

Annual Notification 2016

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s educational records. However, these rights transfer to the student when the student reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

Any matriculated student at Long Island Business Institute is an “eligible student,” and information may not be shared with anyone other than the student without the express written consent of the student. Verbal consent is permitted when the student is present (i.e., in a meeting with a student and his/her parents).

To download the complete FERPA rights click here.