The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a 1974 federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. It outlines the rights of students who attend a postsecondary school like Brigham Young University. These include the rights to inspect and review their education records, to seek to have their records amended, and to have some control over the disclosure of information from the records.

Because of federal privacy laws, the BYU Salt Lake Center cannot give student information to a third party unless the student has authorized that person through Guest Access.

For more information about FERPA, please see BYU’s Records Privacy (FERPA) website.