• Solomon Amendment & FERPA

    Solomon Amendment is a federal law that allows military recruiters to access some address, biographical and academic program information on students age 17 and older.

    The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA.  An institution is therefore obligated to release data included in the list of "student recruiting information," which may or may not match Coastal Bend College FERPA directory information list.  However, if the student has submitted a request through Coastal Bend College Campus Connect to restrict the release of his/her Directory Information, then no information from the student's education record will be released under the Solomon Amendment.

    Definition - "Student Recruitment Information" or "Solomon Information"

    1. Name

    2. Address

    3. Telephone

    4. Age

    5. Place of birth

    6. Level of education

    7. Academic major

    8. Degrees received

    9. Educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled

    Information released is limited to military recruiting purposes only.  The request for information must be in writing on letterhead that clearly identifies the military recruiting organization.  Military recruiters must be from one of the following military organizations:

    • Air Force
    • Air Force Reserve
    • Air Force National Guard
    • Army
    • Army National Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Coast Guard
    • Coast Guard Reserve
    • Navy
    • Navy Reserve
    • Marine Corps
    • Marine Corps Reserve

    Requests may be sent to the Admissions/Registrar's Office via any of the following methods:
     
    Mail to: 
    Coastal Bend College
    Admissions/Registrar's Office
    3800 Charco Road
    Beeville, TX  78102
     
    Fax to: 
    Coastal Bend College
    Admissions/Registrar's Office
    361-354-2254
     
    E-Mail to: 
    admissions@coastalbend.edu