Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)
RESTRICTED Data Category
Point of Contact: Office of the Registrar
Education records are defined as records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by Penn State or by a person acting for the University. Education records take many forms, including paper and electronic.
- Successful completion of training is required before handling this type of data.
Examples of FERPA data
- Class lists
- Student course schedules
- Disciplinary records
- Student financial records
- Payroll records for employees who are employed as a direct result of their status as students (e.g. work study, assistantships, resident assistants)
- Policy AD11 University Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records