Your records are YOUR records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your education records. With the exception of directory information, these records are considered confidential and cannot be released to third parties (including your parents, spouse, or sponsor) without your written consent.
FERPA regulations allow for access to your records without your consent in certain cases, including:
- By a third party designated by a federal or state authority to evaluate an education program
- By researchers performing certain types of studies, even when IU Fort Wayne objects to or does not request such research
- By state authorities who may use your information to track your participation in education and other programs