Social Security Number

Disclosure of your social security number is not required at this time, but it is highly recommended.  Disclosure ultimately will be required for most students at the time of enrollment, per Section 6050S of the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, or at the time of disbursement of federal financial aid, per 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 668.36.  Section 23-2.2:1 of the Code of Virginia also authorizes the Virginia Community College System to collect student social security numbers and other personally identifiable information prior to a student’s enrollment, and requires it to electronically transmit enrollment data to the State Police. However, the VCCS will only use your social security number in accordance with federal and state reporting requirements, and for identification and research purposes within the VCCS.  It shall not permit further disclosure unless required or authorized by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. Code 1232G, or pursuant to your obtained consent.