Information Release & the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, was designed by the federal government to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate of misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the act. Questions and inquiries about FERPA should be addressed to the Records & Registration Office.

Release of Access to Student Information

Under FERPA policy, Drury officials are not permitted to give any information to any person, including a student's parents and/or guardians, about the student's:

  1. Academic progress, including grades
  2. Payment status or financial aid
  3. Personal development or disciplinary matters

However, it is often the student's wish that information be released to their parents or other designated officials who may seek information from the college. If a student wishes to grant access to his or her academic, financial or personal information, that student should submit an information release form with the Records & Registration Office.

Step 1: Go to MyDrury.
Step 2: Enter your Username and Password and click Login.
Step 3: Click on the Student Tab.
Step 4: Click on Information Release (links located on the left side of the page).
Step 5: Complete and submit the Information Release form.