Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In order to provide any information to anyone other than a student, the FERPA form must be filled out by the student and provided to the Registrar’s office. For any questions regarding this please email

Notification of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as amended by the USA Patriot Act.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in conjunction with the Patriot Act afford students certain rights with respect to their educational record, as follows:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure by St. Vincent’s College to comply with the requirements of FERPA and as amended by the Patriot Act.

Students who wish to review the FERPA regulations and the Patriot Act may do so by contacting the Registrar.  Our Annual Notice of FERPA rights can be found here.