Student Access to Education Records


Pace University FERPA Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records, establish a student's right to access and review his or her education records, provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading information that may be contained in those education records, and create a right to file complaints about alleged FERPA violations with the Department of Education.

Once a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution, the rights created by FERPA transfer from the student’s parents to the student. These rights include:

  • The right to have access to and review his or her education records maintained by the postsecondary institution.
  • The right to seek amendment of his or her education records that contain inaccurate and misleading information.
  • The right to limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information in his or her education record.
  • The right to file a complaint about alleged FERPA violations with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the
         Department of Education.

Please click on link below for the complete FERPA policy