Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Use

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In compliance with Section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, Miami Dade College (MDC) issues this notification regarding the purpose for the collection and use of your Social Security Number (SSN).

Miami Dade College collects and uses your SSN only to perform the College duties and responsibilities. To protect your identity, MDC will maintain the privacy of your SSN and never release it to unauthorized parties in compliance with state and federal laws. The College assigns you a unique student/employee identification number which is used for associated employment and educational purposes at MDC, including the access of your college records.

Miami Dade College may collect and/or use your Social Security Number for the following purposes:

Admissions and Registration

  • Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit requires that all postsecondary institutions report student SSNs to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRS requirement makes it necessary for MDC to collect the SSN of every student. A student may refuse to disclose his/her SSN for this purpose, but he/she may be subject to IRS penalties.
  • The Florida public school system uses the SSN as a student identifier. It is beneficial to have access to the same information for purposes of tracking and assisting students in the transition from one educational level to the next, linking all levels of the state education system. The intent is to establish a comprehensive management database of information which will co-reside with the Division of Public Schools Information Database and the State University System Database to provide integrated information at the state level for educational decision-making.
  • SSNs appear on official transcripts and are used for business purposes in accordance with parameters outlined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal and State Regulations

  • Tracking uses are authorized by SBE Rule 6A-1.0955(3)(e); 1008.386, F.S. and the General Education Provisions Act (20 USC 1221(e-1)).
  • Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit uses are authorized by 26 USC 6050S and Federal Register, June 16, 2000/IRC Section 25A
  • Registration uses are authorized by 119.071(5), F.S.
  • Issuance of Form 1098T for tuition payment reports are authorized by 26 USC 3402, 6051.
  • The College Reach-Out Program (CROP) uses are authorized by 1007.34, F.S.