FERPA Information

FERPA Information

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) governs what information can and cannot be shared with anyone who is not the enrolled student. The FERPA Act of 1974 protects the privacy of individual students by placing restrictions on the disclosure of information.

FERPA Related Links

FERPA Waiver Forms

  • FERPA Waiver Form
    The FERPA Act of 1974 protects the privacy of individual students by placing restrictions on the disclosure of information. The FERPA Waiver/Release Form (when completed and submitted by the enrolled student) gives Rowan University written permission to release/share information with parents. Submission of the waiver authorizes release of university defined Directory Information. Please indicate any specific restrictions to be enforced regarding disclosure to those you have identified.Please be sure to include a security code on the Waiver Form and share that code with anyone to whom you are authorizing access.
  • FERPA waivers should be accepted only in the form of original, signed hard copies.  Scanned versions may be submitted directly by attorneys but should not be accepted from other parties.
  • FERPA waivers provided to faculty, advisors, and other academic or professional staff should be forwarded to General Counsel.