FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law known as the Buckley Amendment.

FERPA protects the privacy of a student's educational records and applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education. As a result of this law, students must give written consent for interested third parties (including parents) to receive their specified financial aid or other educational information.

The FERPA Form for Financial Aid Services only covers the student's financial aid information. If you want to authorize Financial Aid Services at FIT to disclose financial aid information to your parents and/or other people, please complete, sign, and return this form to Financial Aid Services at Room A212-A. You may also mail your original form, fax, or email a scanned copy to Financial Aid Services to the addresses on this form. This permission is valid until you submit a signed letter revoking permission.

FIT takes various measures to protect personal data, including fulfilling its obligations under federal, state, and local law, as well as under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation to the extent it is applicable. The GDPR provides protections for various information and records while a person is located in the EU. FIT provides notice to students, employees, and website users of what type of data FIT processes and how and why that data is used and shared through information posted on the GDPR page of FIT’s Privacy website. Please review the applicable notice(s) carefully. The Privacy website also contains useful information about other privacy policies, such as FERPA and Information Technology’s Privacy Policy, and terms and conditions for the use of the FIT website and social media.