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Privacy of Records FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records. Under FERPA, directory information may be publicly shared by the University, unless the student specifically requests that directory information not be released. The University of Maine System has designated the following as directory information.

  • Name
  • Degrees and Awards received (including dates)
  • Address
  • UMS assigned email address
  • Most recent previous educational institution attended
  • Phone
  • Participation in sports and activities
  • Date of Birth
  • Class Level
  • Program of Study
  • Enrollment status (full/part-time)
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Appropriate personal athletic statistical data

Caution: If a student requests that directory information not be released, no information will be released to any requestor, including insurance companies and prospective employers, without the expressed written consent of the student. Nor will the student's name be included in the published Dean's List, student directory, commencement brochure or any other institutional publication or press release.

Student Consent to Release: The public may receive information from the appropriate education records custodian and only on the basis of a written and dated request by the student in writing or print off this Student Consent to Release Information Form

Please note: FERPA applies only to students who have enrolled, and does not apply to applicants.

For complete FERPA document.