Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA Overview

LDS Business College follows The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The following are rights under FERPA:

  1. To inspect and review education records
  2. To have records amended
  3. To have some control over the disclosure of information contained in the records
  4. To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if LDSBC fails to comply with FERPA

FERPA Instructions and Guest Access

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. By submitting the FERPA Release of Information Form (found online by logging into your MyBC account) you allow LDS Business College to do the following:

  • Disclose information from your educational records (including tuition amounts) to your parents or someone other than yourself.

  • Discuss student information with you over the phone.

The form designates what types of information can be released and to whom by requiring a password to verify the identity of the person(s) listed on the form. This allows you and those you authorize to obtain specific student information without being present at the college with a photo ID.

Submitting a FERPA Release of Information Form is voluntary. However, opting out of the release will prevent LDS Business College from being able to disclose any information from your educational records to anyone else. In addition, no specific information can be given to you over the phone or via email so you will need to be present at the college with photo ID in order to receive any information regarding your educational records.

In order to simplify interactions with the faculty and staff at LDS Business College, we strongly recommend that all students submit a FERPA form.

HOW TO ADD OR UPDATE THE FERPA PASSPHRASE

For your convenience, the FERPA Release form can be found online by logging into your MyBC account. Once you are logged in, go to Campus Personal Information > FERPA Restrictions > Edit FERPA Release Form.

On this form you can designate what department is authorized to release your information and the people authorized to access that information. This might include your parents, legal guardians, sponsors, etc.

You will also be asked to provide a passphrase that can be used to verify the identity of the person(s) listed on the form. After you create this passphrase, remember to communicate it to those authorized people so they will have access when needed. Once you hit "save" the form will be active and employees at the college will be able to verify the passphrase immediately.

DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Please be aware that LDSBC has designated the following student information as the directory information that it may disclose to the LDSBC community without the consent of the student:

  • Name, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses

  • Student ID

  • Date and place of birth

  • Names of parents or spouse

  • Major fields of study

  • Current class schedule

  • Pictures

  • Dates of attendance (current and past) and number of months/semesters enrolled

  • Class standing (freshman, sophomore) and total hours earned

  • Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, less that half-time)

  • Degrees and awards received at LDS Business College

  • Previous educational institutions attended

  • Anticipated future enrollments

  • Course registrations prior to the beginning of a semester

  • Expected date of graduation

  • Religious affiliation to a local church or congregation

RESTRICTING DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION

You have the right to restrict disclosure of the above directory information. To request restriction of disclosure, simply log into your MyBC account and select LDS Business College > Student Center. Under “Personal Information” click on “Demographic Data.” Choose the “Security” tab and then click on “FERPA restrictions.”

Policy: Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

Effective since

Student educational records at LDSBC are generally accessible to eligible students according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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