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 (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html).

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."

To review the full FERPA notification for UNMC students, please see our website.

Under the regulations defined by FERPA, you have the right to restrict the following information from public release (directory information at UNMC):

  • Name
  • Permanent address
  • Local address
  • Telephone listings
  • Year at the University (Fr, So, Jr, Sr)
  • Dates of attendance
  • Academic college and major field of study
  • Enrollment status (undergraduate, professional or graduate; full-time or part-time)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Degrees received
  • Honors and awards received
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended

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.