Communicating with your Student’s College Under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Think College Insight Brief #31 explains the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and describes how it affects family communication related to college students. It shares how "parent" is defined in the Act, as well as educational record and other key terms. It also offers advice to families and students as they negotiate this change in status from a high school students to a college student and the new role that family plays.
PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment (2017). Communicating with Your Student’s College under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Think College Insight Brief, Issue No. 31. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.