FERPA and Privacy

Struggling to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? AACRAO is your FERPA University. We offer a wide range of services to help your institution minimize these risks and approach compliance issues with confidence.


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Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on December 12 2017

Dear FERPA Professor, LeRoy, this may seem like an odd question, but we’re debating the language of WHEN a person becomes a student. Most of my prior institutions have defined this as the fi...

Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on November 28 2017

Dear FERPA Professor, We are intending to enter into a contract with a well-known vendor for services including degree and enrollment verifications. During the demonstration, the salesperson state...

New EU Data Protection Law to Impact US Institutions

Posted on November 7 2017by Michelle Mott

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which specifies how consumer data of citizens in the European Union (EU) should be used and protected. ...


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Applying FERPA in Real Life Settings - JUNE 15

Posted on April 7 2016

LIVE FREE Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016  2:00-3:00pm ET OVERVIEW: We think we understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) until we are tested by specific real-l...

FERPA for Admissions Professionals: What You Need to Know

Posted on January 27 2014by Michael Sisson

We asked our resident FERPA Professor, AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker, about his upcoming session for the Annual Meeting regarding FERPA and the work admissions officers do.   See this se...