Student Rights Under FERPA

Moody Bible Institute complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA​), which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights can be summarized as follows:

  1. The Right to Inspect Education Records
  2. The Right to Request Amendment of Education Records
  3. The Right to Consent to Disclosures of Personally Identifiable Information
  4. The Right to File a Complaint Under FERPA to the U.S. Department of Education

You can view Moody Bible Institute's full FERPA policy here. Students who wish to inspect or request amendment of their educational records can contact the Office of Academic Records to do so.

Submit a FERPA Authorization Form

To submit a FERPA authorization form, follow these steps:

First, Log into the student portal:

Then, Click the link below:

Designation of Directory Information

Release of a student’s confidential information is generally not done by the Moody Bible Institute without the express written consent of the student. Exceptions to this statement include “Directory Information” and where otherwise permitted by FERPA.

“Directory Information” includes the following, which may be released without the student’s consent: name, date of birth, marital status, photo, video, film, digital image, any other audio or audiovisual recording, job history and/or other information posted to an MBI job board, addresses, telephone information, email addresses, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, enrollment status (including current enrollment, full-time/part-time, withdrawn, discontinued), classification, degree major or program, degrees earned, honors and awards received, and graduation date.

Student Rights to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information

Any student wishing to prevent disclosure of directory information must do so in my.moody Student Center.

Student Center>Personal Information>Demographic Data>Security Tab>FERPA Restrictions>Edit FERPA>Directory Restrictions

Students can also limit the disclosure of their directory information by contacting the Office of Academic Records at or (312) 329-4469.


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