Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the confidentiality of student information. More specifically, FERPA protects personally identifiable information in students’ education records from disclosure without written consent unless an exception to the consent requirement applies.

FERPA affords students who have attended a post-secondary institution the following rights related to their education records:

More information is included in the Annual Notification of Rights which can be viewed here: Download the FERPA Notification of Rights (PDF)

Students electing to authorize the release of information to parents or other third parties may contact the Office of the Registrar at (937)-376-6231 or send an email request to or may download the form here: Download the FERPA Consent To Release Form (PDF Revised 7/24/2018)