- Be notified of their FERPA rights annually (students at McNeese are notified through the catalog).
- Inspect and review their education records, but the University is not required to provide copies of any part of the education record unless the student resides too far away to come to campus to inspect.
- Amend records they believe are inaccurate or misleading.
- Authorize release of non-directory information as well as prevent the release of directory information if they so choose.
- Student's name
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study and classification
- Enrollment status (full-time or part-time and/or undergraduate or graduate)
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of athletes
- Dates of attendance
- Degrees, awards, and/or honors received
- Most recent previous educational institution attended
There are penalties for a school that violates FERPA and does not willingly cooperate with the corrections given by the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) of the Department of Education. If the corrections are not made in the given timeframe, the Secretary of Education has the ability to direct that no federal funds be made available to the institution.