Office of the Provost

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA affords students certain privacy rights regarding their education records. Those rights and key definitions are summarized here; for more-detailed information about FERPA, visit ed.gov/ferpa/.

Questions about the student records privacy policy related to undergraduate students may be directed to the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center at (626) 815-2020 or uesc@apu.edu. Questions related to graduate and professional students may be directed to the Graduate and Professional Center at (626) 815-4570 or gpc@apu.edu.