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2017 – 2018 LWTech Student Handbook
Student ID Numbers and Social Security Numbers
The Student Identification Number (SID) is a college-assigned number unrelated to a social security number (SSN). To comply with federal laws, LWTech must ask for the SSN or Individual Tax Identification Number (TIN) of all students. LWTech uses the SSN/TIN to report Hope Scholarship/Life Time tax credits; to administer state/federal financial aid; to verify enrollment, degree, and transcript records; and to conduct institutional research. If a SSN/TIN is not submitted, students will not be denied access to the college. However, students may be subject to civil penalties; refer to the Internal Revenue Service Treasury Regulation 1.6050S-1 e4 for more information. Pursuant to State law RCW 28B.10.042 and federal FERPA laws, the college will protect a SSN from unauthorized use and/or disclosure. A SSN will never be used as an SID.
Students without Social Security Numbers
Social Security numbers are not required for admission or registration. LWTech welcomes all students to pursue their educational goals at our campus, regardless of immigration or citizenship status. While we must ask about your Social Security Numbers and citizenship status to meet certain state requirements, your information is not shared outside of LWTech; except when required by a lawfully issued subpoena or court order. Student records, including information about immigration status, are protected by federal privacy laws.
Record Accessibility
Lake Washington Institute of Technology has adopted procedures to comply with Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Directory Information under FERPA for Postsecondary Institutions.
The law permits the college to make available to the public directory information: • Student name
• Dates of enrollment
• Degrees or Certificates earned
Program of study
• Honors awards received
• Full or part-time enrollment status
• Eligibility for participation in official activities and organizations
• College assigned email address
Students who choose to be excluded from the student directory as defined in Public Law 93-380 are requested to file a petition with Enrollment Services, West Building W201.
Release of Information to Health Department
For the well-being of the community and as a legal obligation, the college cooperates with local health departments in their investigations of infectious disease. The college will assist in notifying students who may have come in contact with an individual who has tested positive for a communicable illness, including sexually transmitted diseases. Staff may be asked for directory information about a student. This will be provided, as appropriate, to the health department. The college has identified its counselors as primary contacts with the health departments for the purpose of communicable disease contact notification. Inquiries about students are directed to the counselors whenever possible. Information will be supplied in a manner which provides for the mental and physical health of the students while their rights to strict

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