Social Security Number
Under the federal 1997 Tax Relief Act, CNM is required to obtain the Social Security number of each student in order to report educational credits to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to the student at the end of each tax year. Refusal to provide a valid Social Security number may result in a fine levied on the student by the IRS.
The privacy of a student's Social Security number is protected under FERPA and covered under CNM's Access to Student Academic Records Policy published in the CNM Catalog. A student who chooses not to use his/her SSN as their CNM student number must complete an Alternate ID Request Form, available in the Records and Admission Offices.