FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA strictly prohibits access to student records by any third party, including parents, with certain limited exceptions, unless the student gives written authorization to do so.
SUNY Cortland's FERPA policy outlines our compliance with this important federal law. Click here to read our FERPA policy.