Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. The intent of this Act is to protect the privacy of students and their records. Sometimes, that makes things difficult for parents; but it's the law, and the University must follow federal regulations.


FERPA provides students the right to:

  • Inspect and review their educational records
  • Request an amendment to their records if they believe there is an inaccuracy
  • Restrict any or all information from public access
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they feel the University has failed to follow FERPA guidelines


Supporting Parents Through the “FERPA” Transition 

The University tries to be inclusive of parents, respecting the relationship that exists between parents and students, and honor the student’s emerging adulthood at the same time. As we invite you to be partners with the faculty and staff in the educational process, we hope you will educate yourself about student rights and information access. For more information on FERPA please visit the UNF Registrar's Office.


UNF Parent Portal

The UNF Parent Portal is an online system through which parents can view the records and information released by their students. For information on how to set up your account and for how your student can release their information to you please click on the UNF Parent Portal link  in the navigation bar on the left side of your screen under the Parent Support Resources section.