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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Annual Notification

Students attending, or who have attended, the University of Virginia are given certain rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (20 U.S.C. 1232g) and Rules of the Department of Education (34 C.F.R. Part 99) implementing this Act.

Student rights under the Act and Rules may be summarized as follows:

The University has adopted policy and procedures to protect the privacy rights of the past and present students. The policy and procedures describe:

Copies of the University's policy and procedures are available upon request at UREG (Office of the University Registrar) or on the web at:

FERPA allows an institution to define certain kinds of information as “Directory Information.” Directory Information may be released to third parties without the consent of the student, unless the student submits a signed, written request to the Office of the University Registrar (UREG) to restrict its release. At UVA, Directory Information includes the following items:

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