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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

 

The College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. In accordance with this federal law, the institution has adopted policies and procedures governing the confidentiality of student education records. For specific policies and procedures, contact the Registrar's Office.

 

No individual shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from, a student's educational record without the written consent of the student or as otherwise authorized by FERPA.

 

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to the student's education records. They are:

 

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.

  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading.

  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

 

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

 

The College has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information. Under the Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act as amended, the College may make public information which has been designated as "directory information." The following is considered directory information: 1)student's name, 2)address, 3)telephone number, 4)date of birth, 5)major fields of study, 6)classification by year, 7)number of hours in which enrolled and number completed, 8)dates of attendance including matriculation and withdrawal dates, 9)degrees, honors, and awards received, including type and date granted.

 

Data from a student's records cannot be released without that student's written consent except to:

 

  1. School personnel who need information;

  2. Other schools where the student may be seeking to enroll;

  3. Financial aid personnel;

  4. Accrediting organizations;

  5. Research studies for developing tests, administering student aid; improving instruction;

  6. Oral communications not based on educational records;

  7. Protection of health and safety to others;

  8. State and federal educational authorities;

 

If a student gives someone at the school as a reference for prospective employers or wants the school to release information other than directory information, the student must sign a release form.

 


 

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Arkansas Northeastern College

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PO 1109 Blytheville, AR 72316-1109

Phone: 870-838-2955  Fax: 870-763-1654