University of Nebraska Medical Center


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

View a video on FERPA regulations from Financial Aid TV.

Directory Information

Under the regulations defined by FERPA, you have the right to restrict the following information from public release:

Public Directory Information

  • Student name
  • Year at the university
  • Dates of attendance
  • Academic college and major field of study
  • Enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended 
  • University email address
Non-Public Directory Information
  • Local address
  • Permanent address
  • Telephone listings

Public Directory information will be available to the public upon request and may be included in student directories published electronically.

As a UNMC student, you have the right to restrict the release of your information (as outlined above) by placing FERPA restrictions on your student record in the student information system.

Please be advised that restricting your directory information will prevent us from verifying attendance or providing information to publications regarding honors and awards received, such as Dean's List and Commencement Programs. UNMC will not be able to verify any degrees awarded for future employment or complete licensure forms.

FERPA Notification and Information Release Form