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THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT

Spring Hill College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The College insures a student access to certain official records directly related to the student and prohibits the release of personally identifiable information other than “directory information” without prior written consent of the student, except as specified by the law.

Present and former students have the right to personally review their own records for information and to determine their accuracy. Parents of dependent children, as defined by the Internal Revenue have the same rights. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, the College reserves the right to disclose information about dependent students to their parents without the students’ written consent.

A complete explanation of the law is available in the Registrar’s Office. Any complaints regarding Spring Hill College’s compliance with this law may be filed with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Understanding FERPA Laws

Spring Hill College hosts an "Understanding FERPA" Website for faculty and staff with an outline of FERPA laws and an exploration of specific scenarios where they apply.

Visit the site for more information. Spring Hill College login is required.