Ten Things IT Staff Need to Know About Education Records Privacy Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith University Registrar University of Connecticut
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The penalty for non-compliance can be loss of all federal funding to the institution, including student financial aid.
While the law itself does not provide for damages to individuals, courts have increasingly used FERPA as a standard and have awarded damages to students whose education records were inappropriately released.