FERPA is the acronym for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Originally enacted in 1974 as part of a bill extending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, it has been amended over the years since.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your child's education records. Once your child turns 18 or attends a school beyond high school, you can no longer access his or her records without your child's written consent.
If you want to access your child's Tennessee State University records, he or she must complete the Student Release of Confidential Information Form.
Without your child's consent, FERPA allows Tennessee State University to release information to you if at least one of these statements applies:
For more information, type the search term "FERPA" in the advanced search box at www.ed.gov.
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For additional information about FERPA at Tennessee State, visit our website.