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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. ยง 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. These records include grades, judicial sanctions, financial records and other personal information. Salem State University is committed to following federal law and protecting the privacy of students and will not disclose any protected information from our student records. Salem State University does not endorse or encourage any student to waive his/her rights to privacy under FERPA. In addition, the university will refrain from sharing non-directory information to any individual, including parents or guardians, without the written consent of the student. For more information about FERPA, please visit

Students may elect to waive their rights to privacy if they so choose.  To enter a waiver of FERPA rights, students must login to Navigator and indicate the name of the person to whom the university can discuss protected information, along with a security word and they type of information that may be discussed.

To enter a FERPA waiver in Navigator, follow this menu navigation: 

          Full Menu > Personal Profile > FERPA Waiver. 

A waiver can be removed at any time by going to the same page in Navigator.


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