FERPA Q&A: Post-secondary parental rights

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Question: What rights do parents have at the post-secondary level?

A) They have the same rights as their child.
B) They can only see their child's education record after receiving permission from the dean of the college.
C) They can review their student's grades with the written permission of the student.
D) They have a right to see grades because they pay the bill.

Answer: C. Parents can only review their child's grades with written permission from the student. A dean cannot grant permission, nor can parents see the student's grades just because they are paying for tuition.

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