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Social Security Number Usage 

Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Usage

In compliance with section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, 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 will secure all social security numbers from unauthorized access and will assign student and employees a unique identification number and will never release social security numbers to unauthorized parties. The unique identification number is used for all associated employment and educational purposes at TCC.

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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 a student identifier (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.

Contact Information

For more information contact Registrar by phone (850) 201-8555 or e-mail

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri

Located in Office of the Registrar
Student Union, 2nd Floor

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