Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide basic FERPA training for UIC staff. The University is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of student records. To be granted access to student records, you must review this tutorial and complete a brief quiz. Additional FERPA information.

What should I expect to gain from this tutorial? Knowledge of laws and policies governing acceptable use and release of student records. An understanding of your responsibilities in complying with these laws and policies. An understanding of how to protect a student's right to privacy.


  1. What is FERPA?
  2. What is an Educational Record?
  3. Directory Information
  4. Suppressed Directory Information
  5. Non-Directory Information
  6. Your Responsibilities
  7. Access to Student Records
  8. Freedom of Information Act
  9. A Brief Review
  10. Quiz
  11. Certificate of Completion