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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


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What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal policy related to the privacy of your student records. By federal law, Nicolet is NOT allowed to release information from your student file, without your specific written consent. This federal policy applies to all students at Nicolet, regardless of the student's age. If you want or need any protected information released to a third party (a parent, an employer, another agency, another school, etc.), you must sign a release form giving Nicolet permission to release that information. Please contact the Welcome Center for assistance with release of information forms.

Some information, known as directory information, CAN be released without written consent from the student. Information that CAN be released, without written consent, includes student name; full-time or part-time status; major field of study; dates of enrollment at the college; degrees and awards received; photos and video of students for use in College press releases, publications and web sites; and Nicolet assigned student email accounts. If you want to RESTRICT the release of this directory information, please contact the Welcome Center so that we can assist you in signing the appropriate paperwork.