Policy Regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Right to Refuse Access or Copies:
Right to Refuse Access:
Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) reserves the right to refuse to permit a student to inspect the following records:
- The financial statement of the student’s parents.
- Letter and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived his/her rights or access, or which were placed in the files before January 1, 1975.
- Records connected with an application to attend HLGU or a component unit of the university, if that application was denied.
- Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition of education records.
- When a record contains information about more than one student, the student may inspect and review only those records which are personally relevant.
Refusal to Provide Copies:
Hannibal-LaGrange University reserves the right to deny transcripts or copies of records not required to be made available by FERPA in any of the following situations:
- The student lives within commuting distance to HLGU.
- The student has an unpaid financial obligation to HLGU.
- There is an unresolved disciplinary action against the student.