Section 7(b) of the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires that when any federal, state or local government agency asks you to disclose your Social Security Account Number, you must be advised whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it. Accordingly, you are being advised that disclosure of your Social Security number is voluntary.

The Social Security number will be used to verify your identity, and as an identifier of your file in order to record necessary data accurately. As an identifier, the Social Security number is used in Minnesota GI Bill Program for such purposes as processing the application form, program evaluation, and reporting and notification of program eligibility and award amount to your postsecondary institution.

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec 13.04, subd. 2(2004), you are hereby informed that he information supplied in this application may be used as follows

(1) in the processing and verification of the data supplied to determine your eligibility for this program;

(2) for compilation and analysis of summary data relative to this program;

(3) for dissemination of information to the school. You are required to provide the information supplied in this application. However, failure to submit requested data may prevent further processing of this application. The information supplied in this application may be shared with other public and private individuals and entities in order to use the information for the purposes specified above.

The office of Higher Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability or access to or treatments or employment, in its programs or activities. This document can be made available in an alternative format to individuals by calling (651)-642-0567.