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FERPA Annual Notification

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2021) — In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), all University of Kentucky students are hereby notified of their rights with regards to their education records:

  • The right to inspect and review their education records within 45 day of submitting a written request to the university.
  • The right to request amendment to their education records believed to be inaccurate, misleading or in violation of privacy rights as defined by FERPA.
  • The right to provide written consent before any disclosure of personally identifiable information from their education records, except to the extent that FERPA allows disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education regarding alleged failures by the university to comply with FERPA requirements.

A more comprehensive detailing of FERPA, student right and relating procedures can be found at FERPA & Privacy | University of Kentucky Registrar (

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