Social Security Disclosure

Applicants for admission are advised that disclosure of a student’s Social Security Account Number (SSAN) is required as a condition for admission as a student at Weatherford College, in view of the practical administrative difficulties that would be encountered in maintaining adequate student records without continued use of the SSAN. The SSAN is used to verify the identity of a student. Authority for requiring disclosure of a student’s SSAN is based on section 7(a)(2) of the Privacy Act, which provides that an agency may continue to require disclosure of an individual’s SSAN as a condition for the granting of a right, benefit, or privilege provided by law where the agency required the disclosure under statutes or regulations prior to January 1, 1975, to verify the identity of an individual.