Protecting Your Privacy - FERPA at 51ֿ

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

At 51ֿ, we take your privacy seriously. That's why we're committed to upholding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of your education records.

With FERPA, you have the right to access and control your education records, as well as the right to restrict the disclosure of your information to third parties. And as your trusted partner in education, we take our responsibilities under FERPA seriously, ensuring that your information is always kept safe and confidential.

So rest assured that when you enroll at 51ֿ, you can trust us to protect your privacy and safeguard your education. Discover more about FERPA and your rights on our FERPA page today, and let us help you achieve your academic goals with confidence and peace of mind.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 51ֿ is permitted to disclose information from your education records to your parents if your parents (or one of your parents) claim you as a dependent for federal tax purposes. The term “parent” includes natural parent, guardian, or individual acting as a parent in the absence of a natural parent or guardian. 51ֿ will not release your records to third parties without your written authorization.

For more information, please visit FERPA.

Students who wish to authorize the release of records to a third-party, including a parent or guardian, please log in to to update the information:

  1. Login to
  2. Access the “Student Record Release” by clicking on your username (top right) or from the “User Options” menu (on the left).
  3. You may select “Allow Complete Access” or select the specific record for which you wish to authorize its release.

If you wish to grant access to a third party, please indicate the name, relationship, PIN number, and dates. If no end date is selected, the release will be in effect until you decide to revoke it. Please be sure that the individuals you authorize know their PIN number as they will be required to provide it when requesting information.

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