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FERPA

Question:   Can I receive updates on my student’s grades and attendance at CCC?

Answer: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records.  It applies to schools receiving funds through the U.S. Department of Education.  Once a student enters college or turns 18 years old, parental rights under FERPA transfer to the student.  Information from a student’s record is typically not shared unless he/she gives written permission or it’s a special case, such as a health or safety emergency.  Privacy releases are available in the Registrar's office.


Source:  Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education.