Confidential information on more than 9,000 current and former Tennessee State University students is at risk after a financial aid counselor at the school lost a portable storage device.

What type of personal information? Social Security numbers, families' financial histories.

What was the response? Students will be contacted by email or regular mail. In addition, the university is offering credit protection to victims.

Details: Officials said there is no indication any of the data has been misused.

Source:, The Tennessean, "TSU loses 9,000 students' data," Sept. 13.