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For Students, Parents & Families, and Faculty & Staff

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to education records. FERPA helps to define a student's rights regarding their education records and how the institution should protect those records.

The Red Raider Family Network

Texas Tech students can authorize access to their educational records through the Red Raider Family Network. This platform offers an electronic FERPA authorization, streamlining the process for requesting access to a student's academic and financial information. Parents and family members can easily submit a request and the student will decide which records to share. Additionally, the Red Raider Family Network serves as a valuable connection for parents and family members to stay informed about important Texas Tech news and events.

Click below for additional information and instructions.

Students Parents and Families Faculty and Staff

Education Records

Education records are any records that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution, or by a party acting on its behalf. This includes any information recorded in any way, including handwriting, print, tape, film, microfilm, microfiche, and digital images.

Educational records do not include the following:

  • Sole possession records: Records kept in the sole possession of the maker which are used only as a personal memory aid and are not accessible or reviewed by any other person except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record
  • Medical or psychological treatment records: Include those maintained by physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists
  • Employment records: provided that employment is not contingent upon being a student
  • Law enforcement records; and records collected about an individual after that person is no longer a student at Texas Tech

Directory Information

FERPA identifies certain information, called directory information, that may be disclosed without the student's permission.

Student Name
Permanent and Local Addresses
Place of Birth
Major Field of Study
Dates of Attendance
Degrees, Awards, and Honors Received
Specific Enrollment Status
Full-time, Part-time, Half-time
Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, Veterinary Medicine
Participation in Officially Recognized Sports and Activities
Height/weight of members of Athletic Teams
Previous Institution(s) Attended

A currently enrolled student may restrict access to their directory information by visiting Raiderlink, clicking on the MyTech tab, then clicking Update Confidentiality/Directory Profile Status. (Restricted information remains so until revoked by the student.)



TTU OP 30.30: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)Authentication Process Guidance

Confidentiality Agreement/Form

Information Privacy and Confidentiality Statements

FERPA Scholarship Release of Information Statement/Form

Letter of Recommendation Request Waiver Form

Parental/Third Party Inquiry Form

Department of Education

Photo Release Form