Student Identification and Email

Identification Number

Disclosure of social security numbers to Cochise College is voluntary and not required by either statute or regulation; however, social security numbers will aid in matching current and future academic records with any past records, ensuring that full credit is received for all academic work completed at Cochise College. If students decline to provide their social security number, opportunities for claiming tuition on taxes will not be available through the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits (Form 8863).

Students, faculty, and staff are assigned individual identification numbers–not identical to their social security numbers–during the admission and/or hiring processes. The student identification number, which is sent by mail and email to new students, is used to obtain most services provided by the college; however, a student's social security number may still be required for some services, such as financial aid and reporting education tax credit information to the federal government.


Cochise College’s email system is recognized as an official mode of communication between the college’s faculty, staff, and students. Email accounts are free and provide a way to receive college news and other notifications. Login at to access a college email account.