The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Guidelines
We are committed to protecting confidential student records. We closely follow the FERPA guidelines. FERPA is a law that regulates access to student education records.
FERPA gives students rights concerning their education records. These rights include:
- Inspecting your education records
- Requesting that we fix your records if you believe they are inaccurate
- Controlling disclosures of your records, except where FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
If you are a college student, you have all the rights to access your records. Parents, spouses and significant others have no right to access your education records.
Education records include all records maintained in any medium which can identify you.
For further information, visit U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guidelines
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, financial institutions must provide notice about:
- Their privacy policies and practices
- The conditions under which they disclose nonpublic personal information
- How consumers can prevent the disclosure of their information
Colleges and Universities that award Federal Financial Aid must comply with these rules.
The Sierra College Privacy Disclosure
Sierra College does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our students or former students, without their written permission, to anyone except as absolutely required by law or as needed by our employees to provide services or products to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with state and federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.
Have concerns about the disclosure of your information to third parties? Contact Admission and Records.