FERPA: Disclosure of Records

NEC will disclose information from a student’s education records only with the written consent of the student, except:

  • To school's officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records.

A school official is:

  • A person employed by NEC in an administrative, faculty, supervisory, academic or support staff position.
  • A person elected to the Board of Trustees, Board of Overseers or Board of Visitors.
  • A person employed by or under contract to NEC to perform a special task, such as an attorney, auditor, or consultant.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is:

  • Performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by contract agreement.
  • Performing a task related to a student’s education.
  • Writing a recommendation for the student.
  • Performing a task related to the discipline of a student.
  • Providing a service or benefit relating to the student or student’s family, such as health care, counseling, job placement or financial aid.
  • To officials of another school upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  • To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General and state and local education authorities in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs.
  • In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of any type of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  • If required by a state law requiring disclosure that was adopted before November 19, 1974.
  • To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of NEC.
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
  • To the parent or parents of a student who claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes. The record custodian may require a copy of that portion of a parent’s income tax return that shows the student to be a dependent.
  • To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena.
  • To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency.
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
  • To the alleged victim of a crime of violence, disciplinary records maintained by NEC concerning the alleged crime.