Selective Service Policy: If you are a U.S. citizen or male living in the United States whose age is 18-25, you have an
obligation to register in accordance with the Federal Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App 451 et seq.)
Additional information can be obtained at the U.S. Postal Office or at the web site of the Selective Service whose URL
Residency Policy: You may be required to supply additional information to determine your residency status. Such
information might be evidence in accordance with Education Code Sections 58040 et seq. The burden of proof to
clearly demonstrate both physical presence in California and intent to establish California residence lies with the
student. Failure to provide requested residency information will result in a determination of non-resident status
which, among other things, will greatly increase your tuition rate.
Nondiscrimination Policy: Pursuant to appropriate California Education Code(s) the district shall not deny any person
registration or enrollment because of the individuals ethnic group identification, religion, marital status, age, sex,
handicap, or any other categories, as defined or required by law.
FERPA policy: Under notification of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, you may, at the time you actually
enroll, direct the college to withhold release of directory information to persons not employed by the college.
Directory Information includes your name, address, phone number, dates of attendance, major of study,
award/degrees received, date of birth and the most recent institution previously attended.
Social Security Number: Be informed that you cannot be required to provide a Social Security Number, which is used
by colleges to identify student records, and is authorized by the state Chancellor’s office of California Community
College system for evaluation of educational programs and services. You may refuse to provide it. Also be informed
that Public Law 104-208 known as the Solomon Amendment requires Merced College to provide student directory
information to the Department of Defense, including Military recruiters.
1098-T Information: The 1098-T is a tax form that is sent to students who paid “qualified educational expenses” in the
preceding tax year. Qualified expenses include tuition, any fees that are required for enrollment, and course materials
the student was required to buy from the school.
Financial Aid Acknowledgment: Federal and State financial aid programs are available and may include aid in the form
of grants, work study, and/or available student loans. I am aware that I may apply for assistance for up to the total
cost of my education including enrollment fees, books and supplies, transportation, and room and board expense. I
may apply for financial assistance if I am enrolled in an eligible program of study (certificate, associate degree,
transfer) and may receive aid if qualified, regardless of whether I am enrolled full-time or part-time.
Do you authorize Merced College to release Directory Information (see FERPA Policy above)?
Do you want to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically (see 1098 information above)?
Do you acknowledge the Financial Aid policy of California Community Colleges (see Financial Aid policy