Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The FNU Registrar's office is responsible for monitoring access to and release of information from student education records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), ensures students have the right to privacy in their education records and affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day Frontier Nursing University (FNU) receives a request for access.

  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

  3. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by FNU to comply with the requirements of FERPA.


FERPA allows FNU to disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless a student has advised FNU to the contrary.  If a student does not want FNU to disclose directory information without their prior written consent, the student must notify FNU in writing by the first day of each term.  The notice should be sent directly to the Registrar ( FNU has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student's name
  • Participation in officially recognized activities (for example: student council, SAGE mentoring)
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Email address
  • Photograph
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance

Students who do not want FNU to disclose directory information without prior written consent must submit the FERPA Directory Information Opt-Out Form to the Registrar (

Students wishing to release additional academic record information to a specific third party designee must submit the FERPA Student Information Release Authorization to the Registrar (


For more information on FERPA, please visit the FNU Catalog or contact the Registrar’s office.

For the full law, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website.