Student Records Policy (FERPA)
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Student Records Policy


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Under the Federal Education and Privacy Rights Act of 1974 (FERPA), student education records are considered confidential and may not be released without the student’s written consent.  To find out more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), visit the SSCC catalog.


FERPA Annual Notification

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include the following:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
  • The right to request the amendment of his or her educational records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  • The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleges failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is the following:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202