Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)/Veterans’ Educational Benefits
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended deals specifically with the education records of students, and affords students certain rights with respect to those records.
This Act gives students upon reaching age 18 or attending post-secondary institutions the right to inspect and review their own education records. Institutions may not disclose information about students nor permit inspection of their records without their permission unless such action is covered by certain exceptions as stipulated in the Act. There are no rights guaranteed under the Act for parents of students attending a post-secondary institution.
Linfield College fully complies with this Act and provides to students: 1) annual notification of FERPA rights; 2) designation of public or "Directory Information” that may be disclosed by Linfield College; and 3) the right to withhold the disclosure of “Directory Information."
For detailed information about FERPA rights and procedures, refer to the FERPA information listed in the Student Handbook and the Linfield College Policy Handbook, or contact the Registrar or Registration Office or the Office of the Dean of Students.
Veterans’ Educational Benefits
The Registrar or Registration Office certifies all veterans’ benefits. All eligible students are requested to fill out necessary application and certificate documents prior to the start of classes. Any veteran receiving GI Bill® benefits while attending Linfield College is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit.