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                                FERPA (FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT)
Pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, family rights regarding student records were developed. The rights apply to all students and to the parents or legal guardians of students that are financially dependent upon them (financial dependency must be documented). Students may request an opportunity to inspect any and all official school records, files, and data related to them. If information in the file is inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate, the student may request removal of the information or, if denied, include a statement disputing the material which was challenged.
Other provisions of the federal law restrict the people who have access to the information in student records. However, school personnel with legitimate educational interest, schools of intended enrollment, specified federal and state educational administrators, or those who provide financial aid are entitled to access without student consent. Access may also be obtained without student consent pursuant to a court order.
The College policy regarding student records is available from the Registrar’s office in Student Services.
Palo Verde College adheres to the policies of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when establishing and maintaining student records. Although the college applies the provisions of FERPA in a strict manner, the law allows the college to release student directory information. Palo Verde College, based on FERPA regulations, designates as directory information the following: name, address, phone number, & electronic email address, date of birth, dates of attendance, enrollment status, and Degrees & awards received.
Degrees and awards received are published to recognize individual scholastic achievements. If a student attains scholastic honors or awards and does not wish public recognition, the student should notify the Registrar within ten (10) days.
Students have the opportunity to request that their directory information be maintained as confidential. Contact the Registrar’s Office for the necessary form or for more information.
Currently enrolled or former students have the right of access to all their own records maintained by the college.

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