What is the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)?
FERPA helps protect the privacy of student education rights. The act provides three basic rights:
The act applies to all institutions that are recipients of federal funds administered by the Secretary of Education.
Student Information Release Form
Holyoke Community College considers all students to be independent as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. The College will not disclose non-directory information of any student except where the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requires or allows disclosure without consent.
Students can request that their information be released to a third party (parents, state agency, etc.) by completing the Student Information Release form.
*See the HCC Student Handbook under Publications then Policy and Security Information for Holyoke Community College's full policy on Student Confidentiality and FERPA.