Students Rights Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, establishes requirements regarding the privacy of student records. UMBC has established policies and procedures in compliance with FERPA regarding privacy and the release of student records.

Privacy and the Release of Educational Records 

Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

 

Profile Sharing

Your student is able to grant access to their student account information via a feature in myUMBC called Profile Sharing. Depending on the level of access you grant to the other person, they will be able to see information regarding your grades, schedule of classes, financial aid, etc. You may also grant this person the ability to contact university offices by phone, email, or in person to access your records.

When sharing your profile, please be aware of how it affects your rights as they relate to The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records by limiting the disclosure of such records. Sharing your own profile is one of the ways you may request that UMBC disclose your records to others. For more information click here.