FERPA RELEASE FORM
FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to:
Students may ask to amend a record they believe is inaccurate or misleading. The steps for challenging records are:
This procedure should not be used when disputing grades. Refer to the procedures for appealing a grade.
Students have access to view their own records. To do so they must:
School officials with legitimate education interests. A school official is a person employed by MTC in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, clearinghouse, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student who is employed in the colleges’ offices. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Compliance with a judicial order or subpoena that specifies not to notify.
For health or safety emergencies. Directory information (as defined under our Directory Information Page) Students have the right to refuse Marion Technical College from disclosing their directory information. This may mean, however, that if students receive recognition for honors or achievements, the college will be unable to publish the information in newspapers or other publications. Students are advised to consider the consequences of their decision to withhold “directory information. ” Each term students have an opportunity to change their directory information status. The deadline for accepting the change is the Friday before the start of classes each term.
Students should contact the OSR when they believe that FERPA is not being followed. OSR will review the allegation and notify the student of its findings.
Students may also file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605