Please see some of our most frequently asked questions below, and their respective answers. This is not an exhaustive list of questions that are asked of the office, and we encourage you to reach out to the Office of Student Accountability & Resolution (OSAR) should you have other questions.
Yes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which affords students certain rights in respect to their educational records. The intent of this Act is to protect the privacy of students and their records.
FERPA safeguards your student’s records privacy rights. Most important to you is that FERPA specifies that the University faculty and staff, in most circumstances, may not disclose personally identifiable information about a student or release educational to third parties without receiving the student's written and signed consent.
A school official who has a need to review the educational record to fulfill his/her job duties.
No. Students must independently authorize other individuals, such as parents, to review all of their educational records except as allowed under certain allowances. Such as:
For additional information on FERPA please review One-Stop Student Services FERPA page
Yes, under the following circumstances:
UNF One-Stop's FERPA page
U.S. Dept. of Education FERPA website