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Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Enactment of federal legislation, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), has significantly changed how colleges and universities maintain and release student records. These laws, in combination with state laws, establish who controls disclosure of records, the right to inspect and review them and regulates the ability to amend the records by students, parents or others. University administrators must balance federal and state laws in order to protect student privacy and prevent potential litigation issues.

FERPA Compliance - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Montgomery College's Policy regarding FERPA:

2014-15 Academic Catalog, page 60 "Student Cumulative Records"

For questions regarding FERPA, send an email to




FERPA Notification of Rights


Student Privacy


FERPA for Students

FERPA for Parents


FERPA Training for Employees - You will be required to log-in to MC Learns for this training. Once logged into MC Learns, click on Required Training.


Permission to Release/Withhold Education Record Information

Information provided by the Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics does not constitute privileged legal advice

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