The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, popularly known as “FERPA” or the Buckley Amendment, is the federal law that governs the rights of students and the corollary responsibilities of institutions of higher education with respect to student education records.  The law applies to all colleges and universities that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The materials listed below provide detailed information regarding FERPA and how student education records are managed at UH System. The Office of General Counsel provides legal support, training, and guidance related to  the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.


Census 2010 Guidance from Family Policy and Compliance Office  

Dear Colleague Letter about Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Department of Education Guidance

UH System FERPA Release Form  (Return of Office of University Records 713-743-1010 or Fax 713-743-9050).

UH Main Student Handbook

UHCL Undergraduate Catalogue

UHD Undergraduate Catalogue

UHV Undergraduate Catalogue