FERPA Notification

Directory Information

Directory information includes a student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, dates of enrollment, major fields of study, class (year in college), full-time or part-time status, most recent prior educational institution attended, degrees conferred (including dates), awards and honors received, past and present participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, photograph, date and place of birth.

The items supplied above are designated as “Directory Information” and may be released for any purpose at the discretion of the University. Under the provisions of FERPA, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the “Directory Information” given above. If you wish to prevent disclosure of Directory Information, please print the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information Form. Read it carefully, fill it in, sign it and deliver it to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the second week of the semester (by end of second day of classes for summer school). See FERPA website

Note: Student lists, telephone directories, and other lists of directory information published by Maranatha are for the use of the Maranatha family and are not to be shared with other individuals or institutions without the explicit authorization of the Administration.

Annual FERPA Notification to Students

This notification of minimum standards as required under FERPA regulations will not limit or reduce the access to your academic records that you presently enjoy. Please understand that if you appear as a dependent on your parent’s tax return, you cannot limit your parent’s legal access to your personal information.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) (s)he wishes to inspect. The Registrar’s Office will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the University to amend a record that (s)he believes is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record (s)he wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including security personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Access to a student’s education records may be granted to a third party, provided that the third-party does not convey that information to others without the written consent of the student. Any third party who violates this provision will not be granted access to that student’s educational records for a period of not less than 5 years.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Maranatha to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

This information is provided by the Registrar’s Office.