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a. a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
b. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the college. Upon request, the college also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
6. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5901
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

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