The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also referred to as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law designed to:
NOTE: It is EKU policy NOT to release information to parents without written consent
Federal regulations mandate that all students must make satisfactory, measurable academic progress toward completion of a degree in order to receive federal assistance through Title IV federal grant, work, and loan programs.
First-time freshmen, new transfer students, new post-baccalaureate, and new graduate students are automatically considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) during the first academic year enrolled at EKU. The students will be subject to SAP standards at the end of the academic year. An academic year is defined as August to May.
If you meet one of the following requirements, contact the Student Financial Aid Office to have your financial aid reinstated:
You may appeal to regain your eligibility for financial aid if you had extenuating circumstances which prevented you from making satisfactory academic progress. Extenuating circumstances are significant life experiences that impacted your emotional and/or physical health so much that you were unable to make good academic progress.
You may not base your appeal on:
Appeals must include: