Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits an educational institution from releasing confidential, non-directory information about a student without a student's consent.

Students can waive this right when asking faculty or staff to write letters of recommendation or to serve as a reference. Use the below links to access the necessary forms required when requesting faculty or staff to serve as a reference or to write a letter of recommendation.

Student Reference Request and FERPA Release Forms

Further information regarding FERPA can be found online through the Office of Registration and Records.