The normally used W9 is a four page form but this W9s is simply two pages long.
It is simplified and easy and can be filled in short amount of time.
The form asks for the Student or Borrower's Identification, or the Student's Loan Certification, etc.
Beyond that there are instructions and a statement of the purpose of the form.
There are instructions for you if you need to apply for a social security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
There is a section on the penalties for failure to furnish correct Social security number or ITIN ($50.00 each time) unless there is reasonable cause.
It mentions the privacy act notice at the end of the publication.Have a great day!