Notice of FERPA Rights: Student Records and Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution regardless of age, and all rights formerly given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student.  FERPA gives eligible students basic rights:

  1. With certain exceptions, a student has the right to inspect and review records directly related to him/her and are maintained by Peru State College. Educational records include transcripts, credentials, files, documents and other information directly related to academic or professional performance that are maintained by various officials of Peru State College. A student may not have access to financial declarations or records that parents file in connection with financial aid applications.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  3. The right to consent in writing to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the student’s education record; and
  4. The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Office (FPCO) regarding an alleged violation under FERPA.

Directory Information

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act protects the student’s right to privacy. FERPA permits the institution to share, without prior written consent of the student, “directory information.” Pursuant with Nebraska State College System Board Policy 3650, directory information at Peru State College consists of the following:

  • Student’s name
  • Permanent address: limited to the identification of city, state and country
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight, height and photographs of athletic teams
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance (only beginning and end dates of semesters)
  • Year in school
  • Enrollment status (full/part-time
  • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended

Any Peru State College student can change their privacy (FERPA) option online through their MyPSC or by contacting the Student Records Office, Administration Building, Room 108. This directory information restriction is good until you notify the College to remove it.

Parent/Guest Access

A student can grant access to information within MyPSC to parents/guests through the “Parent/Guest Access” link within their MyPSC account.