General Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly referred to as the "Buckley Amendment" or "FERPA") is a federal law enacted in 1974 which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. 

  • Specifically, it affords students the right to:

  • inspect and review their education records,

  • request the amendment of inaccurate or misleading records,

  • consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in their education record, 
    and

  • file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by MC to comply with this law.

Midland College strives to fully comply with this law by protecting the privacy of student records and judiciously evaluating requests for release of information from those records.