Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA applies to all colleges and universities that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Under FERPA, eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records that are maintained by the school. Some information in a student's educational record is defined as directory information and is listed below under Texas State Directory Information.
In addition, the links listed below provide detailed information pertaining to FERPA and how student records are managed and disclosed at Texas State University.
U.S. Department of Education
34 C.F.R. Part 99
Texas State Directory Information
The Student Privacy Hold Form may be obtained from the Registrar's Office or click here for the form.