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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Pima Community College informs its students annually of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This act, with which the institution intends to fully comply, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.

Students who need assistance or wish to file complaints under FERPA should do so in writing to the Family Policy Compliance Office, sending pertinent information concerning any allegations to the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

Students who wish to grant the College permission to release certain information to a third party must complete and submit a Student Information Release Form. 

It is available in two formats:

  • electronically, through your MyPima Academics tab.  This is the fastest way to have your information release request processed.
  • or you can download the Student Information Release Form, complete it and submit it to any campus Student Services Center.