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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is an act that helps protect the privacy of the student's educational records (grades, enrollment status, degree progress, and financial aid).
In post-secondary institutions, once a student registers for class, regardless of age, the rights to the record no longer belong to the parents. A student's record can only be disclosed to the student and designated institutional personnel. An outside party, including parents, must have the student's written consent.
Encourage your student to complete Harford's Disclosure of Information Release Form and return it to the Registration and Records Office.
For questions regarding FERPA, contact the Registration and Records Office.
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