Privacy Act In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law No. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a), you are notified that the Department of Education is authorized to collect information to implement the Student Services Program under the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Pub. Law 102-325, Sec. 402D). In accordance with this authority, the Department receives and maintains personal information on participants in the Student Support Services program. The principal purpose for collecting this information is to administer the program, including tracking and evaluating participant progress. The information that is collected on this form will be retained in the program files and may be released to other Department officials in the performance of their official duties.