Requirements for Admissions & Records
Immigrants Rising Suggestions
- In the question prompt sentence, add "However, it is not required for admission."
Full question reads: "The Social Security Number is used as a means of identifying student records and to facilitate federal financial aid. However, it is not required for admission."
2. In the legal language Help modal, add the following text after: “Federal law requires...... with a few exceptions” including students in noncredit classes, international students, undocumented students and nonresident aliens.:
THESE ARE THE EXCEPTIONS; including students enrolled exclusively in noncredit classes, International students, undocumented students, and nonresident aliens."
3. Add a link to nonresident aliens: (the IRS definition seems like a good one: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxation-of-nonresident-aliens)
Yes - I have a Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number (show input fields)
No - I do not have a Social Security Number because I am an International student, undocumented student, nonresident alien, or enrolled exclusively in noncredit classes.
I decline to provide my Social Security Number at this time.
I forget my Social Security Number. I will provide this to the college during registration.
If the student selects:
No...(display this pop-up)
I decline... (display this language)
I forget...(display this language)
The menu options above would require a change to an existing data field or a new field would be added.
Just a reminder...
If you have a SSN or TIN, failure to provide it while claiming tax credits for specified education expenses may result in a penalty levied against the student by the IRS in the amount of $100, per year, until the missing or incorrect information is provided (26 C.F.R. 1-60505-1(e)(4)).