The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which sets forth requirements aimed at protecting the privacy of educational records. Education records are defined as those records which directly relate to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting on behalf of that institution. Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements.
A FERPA Release Form can be found through your Goldlink ~ Student Records ~ FERPA Release Form.
Additional information regarding FERPA may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Eder 102.