Student Privacy Information (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.
The FERPA of 1974 affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights.
The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the University of Nebraska at Omaha to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The right to obtain a copy of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Student Records Policy.
FERPA Authorization to Release Student Information
Parents and Families of Dual Enrollment Students
Students who are enrolled in both high school and courses at a postsecondary institution provide a unique situation. While the rights under FERPA belong to the parents with respect to high school records, they belong to the student with respect to the postsecondary records.
The student can give express permission to the parent to access his or her education record by logging on to the students MavLink account. Please note that there is a separate release form for financial aid, available in UNO's Office of Financial Support and Scholarships, 103 Eppley Administration Building (EAB).
UNO strongly encourages the parents of Dual Enrolled students to respect the student’s ownership of his or her education record at the college level and seek ways to gain that information while safeguarding the student’s rights and responsibilities.
For more information on FERPA visit the Office of the University Registrars Office website.