Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

What is FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), As Amended?

  • FERPA is a Federal Law

  • Also known as the Buckley Amendment

  • Protects the privacy of a student’s educational records

    FERPA laws apply to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Florida Department of Education.

    Chipola College policy fully complies with the Buckley Amendment and all other applicable federal and state laws in order to protect the privacy of student educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for correction of inaccurate data.