The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 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 affords students certain privacy rights regarding their education records. Those rights and key definitions are summarized here; for more-detailed information about FERPA, visit ed.gov/ferpa/.

Questions about the student records privacy policy related to either undergraduate students or graduate and professional students may be directed to the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 or ssc@apu.edu.

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