Federal Privacy Act Statement
To comply with federal law, the College is required to ask for your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). The College will use this information to report scholarship tax credits, to administer financial aid programs, to verify enrollment, degree and academic transcript records and to conduct institutional research. If you do not submit your SSN/ITIN, you will not be denied admission to the College; however, you may be subject to civil penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (see IRS Regulation 1.6050S-1(e)(4) for more information). Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. ยง 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), the College will protect your SSN/ITIN from unauthorized use and/or disclosure.

Applicants who do not provide a Social Security Number on the Admissions Application may experience the following issues:

a. Students may not receive a 1098T for Hope Scholarship and Lifetime federal tax credit because the federal government requires a social security number or tax identification number.

b. Students may not be awarded any federal financial aid, which includes loans and grants because providing a social security number is required by the federal government to determine eligibility.

c. Students may not be included in various college, state, federal reports, and other statistical information that affect funding and graduation rates.

d. Students may not be identifiable on National Student Clearinghouse enrollment and degree verification information. If so, employers may not be able to verify that a degree or certificate was awarded.