Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Know your rights and responsibilities.

At ​CU Anschutz, we are committed to ensuring you are well informed about our policies and your rights.

Student Privacy

FERPA deals specifically with the education records of students, affording them certain rights with respect to those records. For purposes of definition, education records are those records which are:

  1. Directly related to a student and
  2. Maintained by an institution or a party acting for the institution.

FERPA gives students who reach the age of 18 or who enroll in a post secondary institution the right to inspect and review their own education records. Furthermore, the right to request amendment of records and to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from these records, shift from the parent to the students at this time.

FERPA applies to the education records of persons who are or have been in attendance in post secondary institutions, including students in cooperative and correspondence study programs, video conference, satellite, internet or other electronic forms. FERPA does not apply to records of applicants for admission who are denied acceptance or, if accepted, do not attend an institution. CU Anschutz considers "enrollment" to begin on the first day of classes of the semester in which a student initially enrolls. FERPA rights end at death, but records may be released at the university's discretion.

Office of the Registrar

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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