The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. By submitting the FERPA Release of Information Form (found online by logging onto your MyBC account) you allow LDS Business College to do the following:
Disclose information from your educational records (including tuition amounts) to your parents or someone other than yourself.
Discuss student information with you over the phone.
The form designates what types of information can be released and to whom by requiring a password to verify the identity of the person(s) listed on the form. This allows you and those you authorize to obtain specific student information without being present at the college with a photo ID.
The FERPA Decision
Submitting a FERPA Release of Information Form is voluntary. However, opting out of the release will prevent LDS Business College from being able to disclose any information from your educational records to anyone else. In addition, no specific information can be given to you over the phone or via email so you will need to be present at the college with photo ID in order to receive any information regarding your educational records.
In order to simplify interactions with the faculty and staff at LDS Business College, we strongly recommend that all students submit a FERPA form.
How to Access the FERPA
For your convenience, the form can be found online by logging onto your MyBC account. Once you are logged in, go to Campus Personal Information > FERPA Restrictions > Edit FERPA Release Form.
On this form you can designate what department is authorized to release your information and the people authorized to access that information. This might include your parents, legal guardians, sponsors, etc.
You will also be asked to provide a passphrase that can be used to verify the identity of the person(s) listed on the form. After you create this passphrase, remember to communicate it to those authorized people so they will have access when needed. Once you hit "save" the form will be active and employees at the college will be able to verify the passphrase immediately.