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Student and Parent Rights under FERPA

As we said earlier, FERPA defines students' rights regarding their education record.

Student Rights under FERPA

FERPA gives students four specific rights:

According to Penn State policy, records will not be released to the student, his/her parents, or any third party if the student owes money to the University or if a serious academic and/or disciplinary matter involving the student remains unresolved.

Under their right to inspect and review their education records, what information may students not view?

Parent Rights under FERPA

When the student reaches the age of 18 or begins attending a postsecondary institution, regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student.

Parents may obtain access to their student's education record (grades, GPA, etc.) by obtaining consent from their student. Students may provide consent for their parents to view grades and other portions of their education record through LionPATH. Once delegated access has been granted by the student, the parent may log into LionPATH and select any of the approved functions.