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You have rights to keep your information private. Learn about the FERPA guidelines and read our privacy policy.

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.

Restrict Your Info

Find out how to limit disclosures of your information. Visit Restriction To Access Student Information.
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