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Why is Naropa asking for my social security number or ITIN?

The IRS requires that colleges and universities collect the name, social security number (SSN) or individual tax payer number (ITIN) for students with qualified tuition charges. In addition, the amount of a students' qualifying charges must be reported to the IRS on IRS form 1098-T. The information on the 1098-T provides the IRS with a basis for amounts claimed by a taxpayer as qualifying expenditures for the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and/or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. 

We will never ask you to supply your SSN/ITIN by email. Instead, we ask that you to complete form W9-S and submit the completed form to a Registrar's representative either by mail or in person at the front desk of Wulsin Hall on the Arapahoe campus.

  • If we do not have a valid SSN or ITIN on your student record, we will email you to ask you to provide this information to a Registrar representative.
  • If you refuse to provide your SSN or ITIN, or you provide an incorrect number,  the I.R.S. is empowered to impose penalties.

Form W9-S can be found on the I.R.S. website at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9s.pdf.

 Please submit the completed form to the registration office by mail, fax, or in person in the lobby of Wulsin Hall on the Arapahoe campus:
 
Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Attn: Registrar’s Office

Boulder, CO  80302

FAX: (303) 546-3536

 

What if Naropa does not have my correct SSN or ITIN?

The I.R.S. requires colleges and universities to collect social security numbers or individual taxpayer numbers (ITIN) for all students with qualified tuition charges. We will never ask you to supply your number by email. Instead, we ask that you complete form W9-S and submit the completed form to Naropa's Registrar's Office.

Please note that if we do not have your SSN on file by 12/31/13 , your form will be filed without it, and, you may be subject to a fine by the IRS or the missing information may result in delays in filing your taxes. Requests to correct the number after the fact can take several weeks to complete. If your 1098-T has been submitted to the I.R.S. with no SSN or ITIN, or with an incorrect SSN or ITIN, please submit your W-9S to the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible and inform them of this so that your 1098-T can be corrected if necessary. 

If you refuse to provide your SSN or ITIN, or you provide an incorrect number, the I.R.S. is empowered to impose penalties.

Please consult IRS Publication 970 for the year in which you are filing for more information on Educational Tax Credits for which you may be eligible. No Naropa employee may give tax advice. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please consult with a qualified tax preparer.