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Release of Information (FERPA)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 provides privacy protection of a student’s academic record and limits the release of such records without the student’s consent. This law gives students the right to:

  • Inspect and review their educational records
  • Know what information UT Dallas maintains
  • Amend the records if errors are present

The act further provides that the University may disclose such records to parents or legal guardians if the student is a dependent as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires a child who is a dependent be:

  • Under the age of 24
  • Claimed on the parent’s most recent federal income tax return

At UT Dallas, the Office of the Registrar handles questions and documentation regarding FERPA related forms.

The U.S. Department of Education enforces FERPA laws.

Visiting UT Dallas

Whether you’re in town for orientation, move-in, Family Day or just stopping in for a visit, planning your trip ahead of time will help you and your student feel at ease. Stay at local hotels and check out the UT Dallas visitors page for directions, attractions and more.

The Dallas Love Field Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) provide convenient travel to and from further destinations.

To enjoy a day out with your student, check out the city of Richardson’s visitors page or explore the sights and sounds of Dallas just a few miles down the road.

More Questions?

Please visit Comet Families.

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