The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment, applies to those institutions that regularly receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education. It guarantees these primary rights to students,
- the right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the university receives the request for review,
- the right to seek to amend education records believed to be inaccurate or misleading,
- the right to some control over the disclosure of information from education records, and
- the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education should the student allege the university is not in compliance with the requirements of FERPA.