FERPA | Troy University


What is FERPA?
The purpose of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is to provide students certain rights with respect to their student records. This Act also protects the student's privacy from the indiscriminate collection, maintenance, disclosure and release of personally identifiable student information, including information regarding student status or performance.

To whom does FERPA apply?
FERPA applies to students who are or who have been in attendance at TROY University. It does not cover applicants who are denied admission, those who applied but did not attend and deceased students.

When do FERPA rights begin?
FERPA begins the first day students attend classes. It is the policy of TROY University to protect the privacy rights of students as much as possible.

Where can I find more information on FERPA?
For more information on student rights under FERPA, go to: FERPA General Guidance for Students

How do I withhold/release my Directory Information?
Students may request to withhold their Directory Information or release a hold that has been previously placed on Directory Information. Please fill out this form: FERPA Withhold/Release Form

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Information on FERPA