Understanding FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is designed to protect the confidentiality of education records and to give students the ability to access their records and assure the accuracy of their contents. Under FERPA, institutions must allow students who are 18 years or over or attending a postsecondary institution:

⋅ Access to their education records
⋅ An opportunity to seek to have the records amended (see the Student Handbook for this procedure)
⋅ Variable control over the disclosure of information from the records


Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is an essential resource for all Northeastern parents and families. To learn more information about university guidelines, procedures, on-campus offices, and more, please review the 2017-2018 Parent Handbook.


Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains essential information about life at Northeastern. In addition to important policies and regulations that students are expected to know, this handbook contains information on many available university resources.