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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Pasadena City College (PCC) to release detailed information to the student only. Parents may not receive any information regarding the student’s file, regardless of the age of the student. PCC cannot release any information regarding the amount of the financial aid check nor the exact date of check disbursement. Pasadena City College policies relating to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The FERPA also permits educational agencies and institutions to disclose – without the consent or knowledge of the student or parent -personally identifiable information from the student’s education records to the Attorney General of the U.S. FERPA permits educational agencies and institutions to disclose, without consent, information from a student’s education records in order to comply with a “lawfully issued subpoena or court order” in three contents:

  1. Grand Jury Subpoena
  2. Law Enforcement Subpoena
  3. All other subpoenas

A school cannot disclose “directory information” that is linked to other non-directory information.

SEC. 507. DISCLOSURE OF EDUCATIONAL RECORDS (j) Investigation and Prosecution of Terrorism (A) Collect education records in the possession of the educational agency or institution that are relevant to an authorized investigation or prosecution of an offense listed in section 2332b (g) (5) (B) of title U.S. Code, or an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331 of that title.


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