Here are some FAQs about: Family Educational Rights and Privacy

How do I authorize disclosure of information from my student record to someone who is interacting with Grantham on my behalf?

You may provide Grantham with a properly executed power of attorney indicating a third party’s right to act on your behalf.  You may also complete a Consent to Release Education Records form.  A properly executed consent will allow Grantham to disclose to a designated third party any information that is defined in …continued
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How do I request that some or all of my Directory Information not be disclosed?

You have the right to prevent the disclosure of some or all of your directory information by Grantham University.  To request that your Directory Information not be disclosed, please complete and sign the second section of the Revocation of Consent form. The form should then be returned to the University Registrar via …continued
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What is “Directory Information”?

FERPA defines “directory information” as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Typically, “directory information” includes information such as name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and …continued
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Under what circumstances may Grantham University disclose information from my education records without my consent?

There are several exceptions to FERPA’s general prior consent rule that are set forth in the statute and the regulations. See § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. One exception is the disclosure of “directory information” if Grantham University follows certain procedures set forth in FERPA. (34 CFR § 99.31(a)(11).)
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How am I informed about my rights under FERPA?

Grantham University is required to notify you about your rights under FERPA. Section 99.7 of the FERPA regulations sets forth the requirements for the notification. Grantham University does not have to individually notify you but does have to notify you by any means that are reasonably likely to inform you …continued
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What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords you, as a student, the right to have access to your education records, the right to seek to have your records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information …continued
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What is an educational record?

Any record that contains personally identifiable information that is directly related to you is an education record under FERPA.  This information can also include records kept by Grantham University in the form of student files, student system databases kept in storage devices such as servers, or recordings or broadcasts which …continued
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