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Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act ( FERPA) Release of Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights respect to their education records.

FERPA regulations protect a student's "education records," which include grades, finances, and discipline records. Your son or daughter (or spouse) can choose to release information from these records to a third party.

According to FERPA, college students are considered responsible adults and are allowed to determine who will receive information about them. While parents understandably have an interest in a student's academic progress, they are not automatically granted access to a student's records without written consent of the student. Students may give permission for a third party to access his/her records by filing a “FERPA Release of Information” form obtained on the Oneida Nation - Higher Education web site: http://highered.oneidanation.org. Refer to “Applications/Forms.”