With respect to admission, registration and financial aid, Owens Community College collects social security numbers from its students for the following reasons;

  • For use in processing admission applications, for purposes of identification and verification of student  records;
  • For use in administering federal and state programs/loans, including verification of eligibility.  These programs include, but are not limited to:
    • Financial Aid and other related loan programs
    • Scholarship programs
  • For use in complying with IRS Reporting Requirements pertaining to the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit provided under Federal Law;
  • For use in preparing Student Enrollment Reports required to be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System under Federal Law;
  • For use in providing official student transcripts to authorized third parties (i.e educational institutions and employers upon receipt of required releases) for student identification purposes;
  • For enrollment verification and eligibility for health insurance coverage, and other benefits, as requested by students;
  • For submitting reports to federal and state agencies as required.