Question: What are the requirements for maintaining student education records?
Answer: FERPA does not have a requirement for how long or which student education records must be maintained by an institution. University staff, however, must comply with federal, state, and University retention requirements. FERPA states that if an education record is maintained by the institution, even if it is not required to be maintained, the University must protect it from unauthorized disclosure. The University must also make the education record available for the student to inspect or review, if requested.
For more information about record retention, see the University's retention schedule.