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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 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 student’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.” (Source: U.S. Department of Education,

Students may grant permission for members of the Ramapo College staff and faculty to discuss information contained in their educational records.  The permission must be given in writing using the FERPA Waiver Form available here or in the Office of the Registrar (D-224).  The form must be completed and signed by the student and may be submitted in person; via email (as an attachment to the student’s Ramapo email address only); or via the US Postal service.  If the form is sent thru the mail, a copy of the student’s driver’s license must be included in order to validate the name and signature on the form.  Questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar ( or 201-684-7695).

FERPA Waiver FERPA Policy Website