Privacy Guidelines (FERPA)

Questions, Suggestions, Concerns, or Complaints

  • Questions related to FERPA, students' privacy rights, and The University of Alabama's compliance procedures should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar, 206 Student Services Center, Box 870134, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, [using CONTACT (web site feedback)] or via e-mail addressed to
  • Any student covered by FERPA who has reason to believe that the university is not complying with the Act or this policy should inform the University Registrar via e-mail addressed to . Upon receipt the University Registrar shall promptly review all such allegations and take appropriate action.
  • A student covered by FERPA also has a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if he or she believes the University has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA. A complainant must be an eligible student affected by an alleged violation. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office; U. S. Department of Education; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20202-4605; Telephone: (202) 260-3887 ;Fax: (202) 260-9001.