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Confidentiality / Release of Information (FERPA)

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Fresno City College is required to adhere to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended by 20 U.S.C. 1232g. This federal law affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. These rights ensure that educational and financial information is released only to the student, unless written consent is on file with the Fresno City College Records office.

Privacy and Records Access

Fresno City College may release limited directory information in compliance with FERPA. This directory information consists of:

  • Student's name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Honors and awards
  • Dates of attendance


The above information may be released without notice to or permission from the student:

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
  • Accrediting organizations
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State Law

Confidentiality Requirements

Unless written consent is on file with the Fresno City College Admissions and Records office, only the student, showing a valid, government issued photo ID, will be granted access to their records. Any person named in the Authorization to Release Information form must also show a valid government issued photo ID to access the student’s records.


File Written Consent for Non-Student Access to your Records

The Authorization to Release Information form, also available at the Admissions and Records counter, must be signed in person by the student at the counter after they have shown a valid, government issued photo ID. If the student can not come in person, then the student must provide a signed and notarized statement. Forms filed with Financial Aid do not provide non-students access to the student's other records.

Withhold Access to Your Directory Information

If a student does not want this directory information released to the above recipients without their written authorization, he or she must make an official request. The Withhold Directory Information form may be also obtained at the Admissions and Records counter. This form must be signed in person at the counter after showing a valid, government issued photo ID, or signed and notarized if the student cannot come in person to the college.


Last updated: 5/26/2016 8:57:24 AM