Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also called the Buckley Amendment). Records of students who are currently enrolled or formerly enrolled, regardless of their age, are subject to FERPA. The law was passed by Congress in 1974 and grants four specific rights to students:
- the right to see the information that Ball State has concerning the student
- the right to seek to amend to those records and in certain cases append a statement to the record
- the right to consent to disclosure of his/her records
- the right to file a complaint with the Department of Education Compliance Office in Washington D.C.
FERPA Forms (PDF)
Accessing Your Student's Grades
If you are a parent or spouse of an enrolled student and would like access to see their grades, you do not need to use these forms. You will need to have the student grant "proxy access" to their grades for you. The student can do so by following these steps to grant you access.