The Family Educational Rights Protection Act (FERPA) is a federal law establishing a student's right to the privacy of his or her educational records. FERPA refers to your rights regarding your educational records (e.g., grades, tuition bill, or disciplinary action). As student enrolled in a post-secondary institution, the rights granted by FERPA are extended to you, regardless of your age/status as a minor. You may waive these rights and consent to the release of educational records to parents/guardians while enrolled in the program by submitting this form to Tufts University.
FERPA permits to University to contact parents/guardians if there is a threat to the student's health or well-being, or if they have violated University/program policy, public law et cetera. The decision to notify a parent/guardian in the aforementioned situations will be made according to the professional judgment of University officials and does not require student consent.
For a full statement of Tufts University policy regarding the privacy of student information, view these websites:
Nothing on this Tufts Summer Session website should be construed to contradict federal laws or Tufts University policy regarding privacy.
Tufts University staff are required by federal law to protect the privacy of student records. As students enrolled in a college course or program, FERPA and privacy protections fall to the enrolled student, regardless of age. Therefore, Tufts University staff are prohibited from discussing or disclosing protected student records and information, unless the student consents to this disclosure.
When completed, the Consent to Disclose Student Information form permits Tufts University staff to discuss and disclose private information with authorized persons, such as parents or other family members.
Tufts University reserves the right to use any email address provided for informational and marketing purposes after acquisition by way of inquiry or the application process. Parties may unsubscribe at any time through links provided at the bottom of Tufts marketing emails.
Tufts University reserves the right to review and determine the admissibility of applicants for special, summer student enrollment privileges based on findings during a review of past academic, behavioral, or criminal misconduct. Disclosure of offense(s), and a statement from officials at previous institutions will be required.
Tufts University recommends that all applicants provide their social security number during the time of application. The university places high priority on your privacy, and uses state-of-the-art security and encryption services to safe-guard your information.
Disclosure of your social security number gives student records personnel another point of identification in our student information system. Further, federal law requires that Tufts University provide tax payers with an IRS form 1098-T, which requires use of your social security number.For more information about this form: click here
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