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Who is protected under FERPA?

FERPA protects the education records of students who are currently enrolled or formerly enrolled regardless of their age or status with regard to the parental dependency. The education records of students who have applied to but have not attended an institution are not subject to FERPA guidelines, nor are deceased students.

Parents of a deceased student termed as "dependent" for income tax purposes may have access to the student's education records. A copy of their parent's most recent Federal Income Tax return, where the parents declared the student s a dependent, must be submitted to the Office of Student Records/Office of the Registrar to document "dependency".

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  • Topic #: 16125-38
  • Date Created: 07/01/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 05/21/2015
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