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The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as "FERPA," provides students rights with respect to their education records. These rights include protections for the confidentiality of education records, except under listed circumstances, and the right to access records. The below resources provide more information.

Basic Information on FERPA

UW System Overview of FERPA

FERPA Regulations (complete with 2009 Amendments)

Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO)

FPCO Online Library (Director Interpretation Letters)

Information on the 2009 Amendments

2009 Amendments to FERPA

FPCO Section-by-Section Analysis of the 2009 Amendments

Legal Affairs Brief Outline of Key Changes

A FERPA "To Do" List

UWM Policies and Procedures on FERPA


UWM’s FERPA Policy (FERPA Manual)

Form: FERPA Consent to Disclose Records