FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA or the “Buckley Amendment”) of 1974 guarantees Millsaps students the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of their educational record. It also ensures that records cannot be released without the written consent of the student by protecting the confidentiality and privacy of student records. Below are some of the following exceptions:

If students would like their parents to have access to their records, they must give written consent in the Office of Records or a parent can show proof of claiming their child/student as a dependent on their most recent tax filing.

Definition of Terms

For more information about this law, contact the Office of Records.

FERPA Documents