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What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who enters a postsecondary institution at any age.  Student education records are those records that contain personally identifiable information (PII). Examples of student records include academic transcripts, financial aid awards and student judicial files.

FERPA provides students the right to provide written consent before the San Luis Obispo Community College District discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

FERPA Release

To confirm student's identity via phone or in-person, should a student forget to bring photo identification, student's may complete a release authorization available in myCuesta.  Students may also authorize a third party access to their student records.
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