OFFICE OF REGISTRATION AND RECORDS
ISSUE/EFFECTIVE DATE:Fall 1995Revised: July 2012
PROCEDURE:FERPAParent Fact Sheet
PURPOSE: To advise parents of the provisions contained in FERPA and the ability of students to waive their rights.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is federal legislation that establishes guidelines governing the way educational institutions maintain and supervise student records. The law requires the University to notify parents and students annually how it complies with its requirements. The law is intended to assure students access to their official records; to provide a means of review should a student question the accuracy of a record; to assure that these records are used for legitimate educational purposes and to control the release of records. The law permits the release of records without the prior consent of the student to appropriate University personnel and, if the student is claimed as a financial dependent on either parent's most recent federal income tax return, to parents as well as other circumstances as set forth in the law.
Monmouth University may in its discretion permit parents access to their students' education records with the following:
Further information regarding access to student records can be obtained through the Office of Registration and Records, the Office of Student Services, or Monmouth University's Office of the General Counsel.