FERPA Compliance

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) 

FERPA is the federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student records. If you have any questions regarding any of the information contained herein, please contact the University of Arizona Office of the Registrar via email registrar@arizona.edu.

FERPA Basics:

  • With only a few exceptions, student educational records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student

  • As a faculty or staff member you have a responsibility to protect educational records in your possession

  • As a faculty or staff member you may only access information that is needed for legitimate completion of your responsibilities as a university employee.

Directory Information Requests

  • Details regarding student information on the UA Directory


  • Important release of information forms


  • Links for more information regarding FERPA

FERPA Tutorial

  • How to acces the FERPA online tutorial