FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (sometimes called the Buckley Amendment).    Passed by Congress in 1974, the Act grants four specific rights to the adult student:

  • the right to see the information that the institution is keeping on the student

  • the right to seek amendment to those records and in certain cases append a statement to the record

  • the right to consent to disclosure of his/her records

  • the right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington