FERPA Information

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA" ‐ 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to students who are at least eighteen years old or who attend or attended a post‐secondary institution, even if they have not reached the age of eighteen.  It is the policy of Butler County Community College ("the College") to comply with all provisions of FERPA.   View the definitive set of regulations and other helpful information on the U.S. Department of Education website. 

What rights do I have under FERPA?

As a student, under FERPA, you have the right to

  • Inspect and  Review  your academic record.
  • Request an amendment to your academic record.
  • Limit the disclosure of Personally Identifiable information.
  • File a complaint with the United States Department of Education against the school for failure to comply with FERPA.

View the full Student Rights Under FERPA for a complete disclosure


FERPA Release Authorization

    • This form grants Butler County Community College permission to discuss with another person (such as a parent or guardian)  your academic record. 

FERPA Directory Information Opt-Out

    • This will stop us from sharing directory information. 

FERPA Directory Information Opt-Out Revocation

    • This will revoke a prior Directory Information Opt Out Request