St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

Disclosure of Information (FERPA)

 St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

Annual FERPA Notification of Student Rights 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants students certain rights related to their education records.  Students have the right to:

  1. Inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.
  • Students must submit a “Student File Review Request form” that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  1. Request the amendment of education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights under FERPA.
  • Students who wish to ask the College to amend a record must write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing re­garding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  1. Provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent:
  • Disclosure of directory information. Students wishing to prohibit the release of their directory information must visit the Office of the Registrar.
  • School officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.
  • Upon request, to offi­cials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
  • To provide results of disciplinary proceedings to an alleged victim of a crime of violence.
  • In the case of a health or safety emergency.
  • To parents of dependent students as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  For purposes of compliance with FERPA, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing considers all students to be independent unless otherwise indicated with appropriate documentation.
  1. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if students believe that St. Elizabeth College of Nursing has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Written complaints can be mailed to:


Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202-5901



Students will be notified of their FERPA rights annually through the Code of Student Conduct and related policies including the Student Handbook, College Catalog, and College website.

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