Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Annual Notice to Students

FERPA is a Federal law that is administered by the Family Policy Compliance Office (Office) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department). 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. FERPA applies to all educational agencies and institutions (e.g., schools) that receive funding under any program administered by the Department. Parochial and private schools at the elementary and secondary levels generally do not receive such funding and are, therefore, not subject to FERPA. Private postsecondary schools, however, generally do receive such funding and are subject to FERPA.

FERPA Information from the US Department of Education

FERPA General Guidance for Students


Use this form to authorize or un-authorize a specific individual (e.g. Parent, Spouse) access to your student records while you are in attendance at the MGH Institute.

Access Form

Use this form to authorize the release of information from your educational record to a third party individual or agency for up to one year for the purposes of letters of recommendation/evaluation.

Access Form

Use this form to request that your directory information be withheld. If you request that we withhold your directory information, ALL REQUESTS for information from non-­institutional persons or organizations will be refused without your written authorization, except where required by law.

Access Form