STUDENT RIGHT TO PRIVACY/FERPA

FERPA is a Federal law that is administered by the Family Policy Compliance Office (Office) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department). 20 U.S.C. ยง 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. FERPA applies to educational agencies and institutions (e.g., schools) that receive funding under any program administered by the Department. Private and parochial schools at the elementary and secondary levels generally do not receive such funding and are, therefore, not subject to FERPA.

When a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution, he or she becomes an "eligible student," and all rights under FERPA transfer from the parent to the student. The term "education records" is defined as those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.

The Family Rights and Privacy Act does not allow higher education institutions to discriminate disclosure of information to third parties, including parents, regardless of age. Louisiana College does not discriminate against students with regard to age. If a student is appropriately admitted to Louisiana College, all College policies and procedures apply. All enrolled students fall under all FERPA and HIPA laws and guidelines regardless of age.

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