W9s Requested SSN/TIN

Requests for Valid Student Social Security Number


If you received an email or letter from the Office of Student Accounts directing you to this webpage, our records indicate that we do not have a correct Social Security Number for you (student).  While many students think they have submitted this information during the admissions process, we cannot legally require a social security number with admissions applications.  We do not have a valid Social Security number if you received a request to provide it to us.  We are requesting you to complete an IRS form W9s. Our purpose in using this form is to collect a correct Social Security Number for tax reporting, such as the IRS Form 1098(T) that we produce each year at the end of January.  Please complete the Substitute Form W9(S) and either bring to our office in person or mail to: 

Appalachian State University
Office of Student Accounts
PO Box 32005
Boone NC 28608.

Please note: we do not accept this confidential form via email or fax for your security protection.  Any received will be deleted upon receipt.

Please complete  and return this Substitute W9(s) form to certify your social security number. 

a valid social security number, per state, federal, and Internal Revenue Service guidelines, Appalachian State University is required to attempt to verify Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for accurate tax reporting on IRS Form 1098-T tax forms. Having an accurate SSN/ITIN on tax forms supports the tax deduction that a student or family may claim for qualified tuition and related expenses charged by and paid to Appalachian State University on both federal and state income tax returns. Failure to provide Appalachian State University with an SSN/ITIN may result in the student being fined $50 from the IRS (not Appalachian State University) in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 6723.