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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Summary: Family Educational Rights and Privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part
99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of
student education records. The law applies to
all schools that receive funds under an
applicable program of the U.S. Department of
The following explains the procedures used by
Polytechnic Institute of NYU for compliance
with the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA), also know as the
Buckley Amendment. Under FERPA, students
at NYU:Poly are afforded certain rights with
respect to their education records. A student is
defined as any individual who is or has been in
attendance at NYU:Poly and regarding whom
NYU:Poly maintains education records. These
rights include:


Source: Aronov, Boris - Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences