Use and Disclosure of Social Security Number (SSN)

OAR 559-004-0400 authorizes Linn Benton Community College to request your Social Security number. The number will be used by the college for reporting, research, and record keeping. Your SSN will be provided to the Oregon Community College data reporting system (OCCURS), for state and federal reporting purposes. If taking credit courses, you are required to provide the college with your SSN in order to receive a 1098-T statement for federal educational tax benefits. OCCURS or the college may provide your Social Security number to the following agencies or match it with records from the following systems:

  • The National Student Clearinghouse, to track community college students go on with their education at different institutions.
  • The Oregon Employment Department helps state and local agencies plan education and training services to help Oregon citizens get the best jobs available.
  • The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), to provide reports to local, state, and federal governments. The information is used to learn about education, training and job market trends for planning, research, and program improvement.
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue and the collection agencies only for purposes of processing debts and only if credit is extended to you by the college.
  • The Internal Revenue Service for 1098-T reporting.
  • The Worker’s Compensation division to track injured worker retraining.

State and federal law protects the privacy of your records. Your SSN will be used only for the purposes above, may not be re-released by these agencies, and must be secured in accordance with federal and state requirements.