Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Usage
In compliance with section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, Tallahassee Community College issues this notification to students, employees, and applicants regarding the collection and usage of your Social Security Number (SSN). Tallahassee Community College collects and uses the social security number in performance of the College’s duties and responsibilities for the following purposes: admissions/testing; record identification and verification; classification of accounts; credit worthiness; billing and payments; data collection; reconciliation; tracking for outcome data and transition from one education level to the next; benefit processing; tax and scholarship reporting; financial aid processing; athletics recruiting; accreditation of programs; as a condition of employment and employment processing; and reporting to authorized agencies of the state and federal government. To protect identity, TCC secures all social security numbers from unauthorized access and assigns students and employees a unique identification number. The College will never release social security numbers to unauthorized parties. The unique identification number is used for all associated employment and educational purposes at TCC.
Enrollment Services/Workforce Programs/Florida Public Safety Institute
Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit requires that all postsecondary institutions report students’ social security numbers to the Internal Revenue Service. A student may refuse to disclose his or her social security number to the college, but the IRS is then authorized to fine the student in the amount of $50. In addition to federal reporting requirements, the public school system in Florida uses social security numbers as student identifiers (section 1008.386, Florida Statutes) for purposes of tracking and assisting students in the smooth transition from one education level to the next. All social security numbers are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are never released to unauthorized parties.