CWI adheres to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), that provides students with privacy rights pertaining to their educational records. Certain information may only be accessed by the student. Security measures are in place to ensure that student privacy rights are protected.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Official student records are kept in four offices: Registrar, Student Accounts, One Stop Student Services, and Financial Aid. Information on students may be two general kinds: academic (registered attendance, courses taken, probation or suspension, grades, degree programs), and personal (financial statement, age, address, telephone #, and disciplinary).
Correspondence that is mailed to the student will be addressed to the students’ local address on record. Students need to take an active role in understanding their financial responsibility and to stay informed at all times of their current status and future registrations. We want you to assist them as needed, but it’s important to let them learn how to deal with financial responsibilities and meeting any deadlines.
Internal Revenue Service Treasury Regulation
To comply with federal laws, we are required to ask for your Social Security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). We will use your SSN/ITIN to report Hope Scholarship/Life Time tax credit, to administer state/federal financial aid, to verify enrollment, degree and academic transcript records, and to conduct institutional research.
If you do not submit your SSN/ITIN, you will not be denied access to the college; however, you may be subject to civil penalties (refer to Internal Revenue Service Treasury Regulation 1.6050S-1(e)(4) for more information). Pursuant to state law and federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the college will protect your SSN from unauthorized use and/or disclosure.
Education Tax Credits
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) publishes an annual guide to federal tax benefits for higher education that provides an overview of available options. For more information on these federal tax benefits, visit NASFAA.
Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits, and Student Loan Interest Deduction.
In 1997, the Taxpayer Relief Act established two education tax credits and a deduction for student loan interest. The following is general information only and should not be taken as tax advice. Please consult the IRS or a tax professional for more information.
The IRS Form 1098-T is issued to all qualified students with tuition and fee expenses paid in a calendar year. The form is issued each year during the last week in January. Students are encouraged to "opt-in" to receive electronic delivery of their 1098-T form.