FERPA

innovationsdd-hairInnovations Design Academy complies with mandated FERPA (Family Educational Right to Privacy Act) law.  This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.  FERPA also provides students with the right to complain to the U.S. Department of Education if the student believes Innovations Design Academy is not in compliance with the statute and governs when Innovations Design Academy can disclose information about students.

Students or parent/guardians of dependent minors have the right to gain access to their educational records by appointment with the Administration Office.  The Administration Office will arrange a date and time for the student to view their files in the presence of a school staff member.

Information pertaining to a student’s educational record will be released only upon the written instructions and /or written permission of the student or parent/guardian of a dependent minor. The school can release student files information for legal or accreditation purposes.

Innovations Design Academy may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date, and place of birth, honors and awards, dates of attendance, etc.  However, Innovations Design Academy must tell parents and/or legal students about directory information and allow a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them.

FERPA Contact Information:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Phone: 202-260-3887
Email: ferpa@ed.gov (schools only)
Web site address: www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco

ACRONYMS LIST
EFC        Expected Family Contributions
MPN      Master Promissory Note
PLUS     Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
FSA        Federal Student Aid
NSLDS   National Student Loan Data System
COA       Cost of Attendance
SAP        Satisfactory Academic Progress
ISIR        Institutional Student Information Report
UNSUBsidized Loan        Interest is not paid by Federal government
FSEOG  Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
SLEAP    Special Leveraging Educational Opportunity Grant
LEAP      Leveraging Educational Assistance partnership
GEARUP   Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
SSS         Student Support Services
FFEL       Federal Family Education Loan
FERPA   Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act