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Coordinator. Notice of the Equity Coordinator is posted in conspicuous locations
on all campuses and is published in college publications, including, but not
limited to the following: college newsletter, college catalog, course schedule,
and student handbook. FKCC Equity Coordinator, Office 1512, Human Resources,
College Road, Key West Florida 33040, (305) 809-3248 or to the Office
for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Florida Keys Community
College incorporates the provisions of this rule in all educational services and
activities, and is in voluntary compliance with any and all state and federal statues,
regulations and executive orders pertaining to equal access/equal opportunity
and nondiscrimination. Rule 7.440.
In compliance with FL Statute 119.071(5), this document serves to notify you of
the purpose for the collection and usage of your Social Security Number (SSN).
Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) collects and uses your SSN only for the
following purposes in performance of the College’s duties and responsibilities.
To protect your identity FKCC will secure your SSN from unauthorized access,
never release your SSN to unauthorized parties, and assign you a unique student/
employee identification number. This unique ID number is used for all associated
employment and educational purposes at FKCC.
Enrollment Services Office & Continuing Education Department
Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit requires that all postsecondary
institutions report student SSN’s to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRS
requirement makes it necessary for community colleges to collect the SSN of
every student. A student may refuse to disclose his or her SSN to the College, but
the IRS is then authorized to fine the student in the amount of $50.00.
In addition to the federal reporting requirements, the public school system in
Florida uses SSN’s as a student identifier (section 229.559, Florida Statutes-new
school code section 1008.386). In a seamless K-20 system, it is beneficial for
postsecondary institutions to have access to the same information for purposes
of tracking and assisting students in the smooth transition form one education
level to the next. All SSN’s are protected by federal regulations Family Educational
Rights and Privacy (FERPA) and are NEVER released to unauthorized parties.
Financial Aid Department
A student’s SS number is required for the following financial aid purposes:
The US Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) requires all applicants to report their SSN to be
used for all federal financial aid programs as a student identifier for
processing and reporting.