Social Security Disclosure

Upon Admissions all students attending UMass will be assigned a unique and randomly generated identification number. This permanently assigned identification number is directly connected with the student's academic records and used by our students to access their own confidential enrollment and registration records.

UMass will request Social Security Numbers (SSN) at the time of application. The Social Security Number will not be used as the student ID number but will be provided to entities requiring Social Security Number, including but not limited to the federal government for financial aid and Tax Relief Act (1997) reporting, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and as required by court order in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Although a student's SSN is not required for admission, failure to provide it may prevent UMass from matching a student's application with transcripts, test scores, and other materials. Students who choose not to provide their Social Security number will be ineligible for financial aid and deferred payment, and may be ineligible for other financial arrangements. UMass will also be unable to provide enrollment verification reports and other automated verification functions. The privacy and confidentiality of student records is protected by Federal and State law. UMass will not disclose a SSN without the student's consent for any other purposes except as allowed by law.