FERPA and Privacy
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are transferred to the student when he/she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high-school level.
John Cabot University may not release directory information contained in a student's education records, on the basis of Italian legislative decree n. 196 dated 30 June 2003.