When a student turns 18 years of age or enrolls in a postsecondary institution, the student, and not the parent, may access, seek to amend, and consent to disclosures of his or her education records.
FERPA is a federal law that governs and protects your rights to your individual educational records. As a student over the age of 18 years or enrolled in a postsecondary institution, your primary rights under FERPA are:
- Your right to review and inspect your educational records
- Your right to have your educational records amended or corrected
- Your right to control disclosure of certain portions of your educational records
You can find more information about FERPA on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.