FERPA, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Students attending a postsecondary school, such as Brigham Young University, have the following rights under FERPA:
- To inspect and review their education records
- To seek to have their records amended
- To have some control over the disclosure of information contained in the records
- To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if BYU fails to comply with FERPA.
Brigham Young University may not disclose information contained in education records without the student's written consent except under certain limited conditions.
Because BYU maintains a great deal of protected student information and data, video training is provided to help you understand and comply with FERPA.
- Each video presents a series of vignettes with questions to illustrate the application of FERPA in common situations.
- If your job requires you to access student information through AIM, this training must be completed (within the past two years) before you may receive access rights.