Our Best Answer What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law regarding the privacy of your student record and the obligations of Indiana University as an institution, primarily in the areas of release of the records and the access provided to these records. Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements. Institutions that fail to comply with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld. You can read more about your rights in the Indiana University Policy on Student Records.