Are There Any Exceptions To FERPA?

Yes. Education records are generally only released by written consent, but there are exceptions. Some of the major exceptions are:

  • Authorized auditors from state and federal programs. For example, The Department of Education, the United States´ Attorney General´s Office and educational authorities from the State of Nebraska.
  • Personnel from the University with a legitimate educational interest.
  • Person(s) providing financial aid to you.
  • In emergency situations, information can be given out if necessary to protect a student or another student´s health or safety.
  • To read other exceptions, go to http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.