The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a US federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Among other things, FERPA gives students certain rights with respect to their education records, including:
Stanford is permitted to disclose information drawn from education records to parents if one or more parent claims the student as a dependent for federal tax purposes. Some laws, especially those relating to medical and mental health care, prohibit the disclosure of information without the student's consent, even where the student is a tax dependent.
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