If you are a UW staff or faculty member we encourage you to contact us using the email address below for any FERPA related questions or issues. Your question will be routed to the appropriate person in the Office of the Registrar and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
Where can I learn more?
- FERPA information page: The UW Faculty and Staff FERPA page provides information about student rights under FERPA, student directory information, release of information and authorization, and the public posting of grades.
- FERPA Information page for students: View the Student FERPA page to learn about your rights as a student under FERPA.
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC): View Washington State rules and regulations that govern student education records.
- Family Policy and Compliance Office (FPCO): View detailed information about FERPA legislation including FERPA Hot Topics.
What is FERPA?
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) was enacted in 1974. It is a set of regulations that applies to those institutions that receive funding from the Department of Education.
FERPA was written specifically for students and guarantees them the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to seek to amend education records, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those education records
Resources for Students
Learn about your FERPA rights as a UW student on the UW FERPA page for students here.
Training for UW Faculty and Staff
Are you a new staff or faculty member? Would you like to brush up on your FERPA knowledge? We encourage you to take the UW FERPA training for Faculty and Staff. The online module takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, and provides you with recommendations to common FERPA-related issues that occur at the university. After registering you can select the version of the course best-suited for your computer or device.
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