The Family Policy Compliance Office is excited to announce the launch  of the new Student Privacy Website! This new website replaces both the Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s and the Family Policy Compliance Office’s sites.  The Student Privacy Website can be found at:  https://studentprivacy.ed.gov. Be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly!

Does a spouse of an eligible student have rights with respect to that student’s education records?

Does a spouse of an eligible student have rights with respect to that student’s education records?

No, spouses of eligible students have no rights under FERPA.  Before a college or university discloses information from a student’s education records to his or her spouse, the student would have to provide written consent.