The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as the Buckley Amendment, passed by Congress in 1974, grants four specific rights to students:
- The right to inspect and review their educational records
- The right to amend inaccurate educational records
- The right to some control over the disclosure of information from their education record
- The right to file a complaint with the Family Compliance Office in the United States’ Department of Education, concerning alleged failure by Victoria College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Students are granted rights under FERPA if they are currently attending Victoria College or have been in attendance, regardless whether in a credit, non-credit, degree or certificate program.
FERPA does not apply to applicants of Victoria College who have been admitted but who have not actually been in attendance.