The Graduate Tax Program is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which is designed to protect student rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution. Under the Act, the student has the following rights:
- To inspect and review educational records maintained by the institution that pertain to that student,
- To challenge the content of educational records on the ground that they are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights, and
- To control disclosures from the student’s educational records, with certain exceptions.
A written policy detailing how the Program will comply with the provisions of the Act is on file and a copy can be obtained from the Villanova School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
All records maintained by the Program relating to the work and conduct of a student are considered confidential and for the exclusive use of the University and the Program. Information from such records or files is supplied to others only upon written waiver or request of the student involved.
The right is reserved to refuse to issue transcripts for students delinquent in financial obligations to the University.
Notification of any change of name, address or telephone number must be given promptly to the Graduate Tax Office to allow student records to be kept current.
Links to further information about student record policies are below.