The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student”under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or a student of any age who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day LMU receives a request for access.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records which the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERA.
- The right to provide written consent before LMU discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by LMU to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202
For more information on FERPA see the University Registrar’s website.