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Educational Records Privacy (FERPA)

FERPA Release

This form will allow the appropriate office to release specific information to the person(s) you designate. Please remember to include your name, WIN, the person you want to access your information and the specific records you want released.

Did you know that federal law protects student privacy? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) exists to protect each student's right to privacy and to provide each student the right to inspect and review his or her education records. A notice of this policy is published each semester in the Registration Information Guide. FERPA means Washburn Tech can't share information about you without your permission.


Your rights include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You can see and review your academic records
  • You can take steps to have errors in your records corrected
  • You can file a complaint if you think Washburn Tech has violated your privacy rights granted under FERPA

Releasing Academic Records

FERPA says Washburn Tech (or any other educational institution) cannot give out information about you or your academics without your permission.

Your Parents

You can talk with your parents all you want to about your academics but Washburn Tech can only share information with them if:

  • You have given written consent (including your signature)
  • You are listed on your parent’s or parents’ tax return as their dependent and Washburn Tech has that information on file

The Government

Some governmental agencies do have a right to your records without your consent. Also, a judge could order your records be shared without your permission.

Washburn Tech

Washburn Tech can release your records, without your written consent, to particular school officials who have a legitimate educational interest. If you have questions or concerns, contact Washburn Tech’s registrar at 785.670.3355.