A qualified scholarship that is one used by a degree seeking student for tuition and required fees, books, and equipment is not considered taxable income to you.
A stipend is considered a non-qualified scholarship and is taxable income. You will not receive a tax form from GW, as it is not required under current Internal Revenue Service rules. You should self-report this on your annual income tax filing.
The Internal Revenue Service provides an exception for FICA taxes provided that you are a GW student, taking a course load equal to or at least one-half of a full-time workload for their respective school as defined by the Office of the Registrar, and that you must be employed by GW. For more details see Social Security & Medicare.
No, we’re unfortunately not allowed. We suggest contacting your parents or seeking the services of a professional tax preparer.
There are numerous contacts, as follows:
Form W-2 – contact Payroll Services at 571-553-4277
Form 1042-S – contact the Tax Department at 571-553-8313
Form 1098-T – contact Student Accounts at 202-994-7350
Form 1099-Misc – contact University Payables Customer Service at 571-553-0247
- International Students
- U.S Citizens & Residents
- Taxation of Wages for U.S. Citizens and Residents
- Taxation of Scholarships, Fellowships & Stipends
- Student Loans
- Social Security and Medicare Taxes (FICA)
- State Income Taxes
- Forms and Publications
- Tax Implications and Reporting Requirements of Payments to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents or Resident Aliens
- Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Citizens and Residents