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 October 16 2017

Dear FERPA Professor: Hope all is well.  We are upgrading our student system, which includes a new online module that will allow students to delegate authority to access their educational rec...

Virginia Republicans to Introduce Student Privacy Legislation

Posted on October 12 2017by Heather Zimar

Virginia state delegates Joseph Yost (R-Giles) and Tony Wilt (R-Harrisburg) plan to introduce legislation to protect student privacy by prohibiting state colleges and universities from releasing st...

Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on October 2 2017

Good morning, Our Financial Aid office is asking to add a comment in a student’s record identifying their sibling (including the sibling’s student ID). The rationale is that the Financ...


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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...