SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
The Campus Identification number (CID) assigned to you by Purchase College is not a government agency number and should only be used for Purchase College on campus affairs. Students who accept any type of employment will need a social security number issued by the U.S. government agency, the Social Security Administration, for payroll and record-keeping purposes. Please obtain instructions and a letter of recommendation from International Programs and Services before applying for a social security number. Social security numbers are generally only issued for legal employment.
More info on how to obtain a SSN
INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Students who are not receiving money from within the United States or who are receiving only non-service related financial aid, such as a tuition waiver, will need to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service. Please contact International Programs and Services for more information (914 251 6032)