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SEAS Student FAQs
SEAS Student FAQs
Q: I am an international student, how do I get a social security number?
Q: I am an international graduate student, where can I find out about taxes?
Q: I’ve moved, how do I change my address?
Q: How do I know that I have successfully registered?
A: You will receive a confirmation email if you have successfully registered. You can also click on the online registration link on my.harvard. If you have successfully completed the process you will receive a message indicating that you have already registered.
Q: I have a late registration fee that I shouldn’t pay for. How do I get this fixed?
Q: Why is my stipend taxed?
Q: I have questions regarding my health insurance, are there any resources available?
Q: Where can I find GSAS forms?
Q: Where can I find fellowship information?
Q: I have a question regarding my student bill, who do I talk to?
A: The Student Receivables Office is the primary contact. Their website addresses many of the most common questions:
Q: I have a disability, are there any resources available?
Q: Are there any tax resources available?
Q: Are there any teaching and learning resources available?
Q: How do I fill out my I-9?
A: You will need to fill out an I-9 form before you go on your advisors account. you will be switching from the Stipend payroll to the RA payroll. This happens in June of your first year.
1. Fill out Section 1, on page 4, and remember to sign and date this section.
2. On page 5 there is a list of ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS shown. Please follow the directions. You will need either a document from column A or B AND C.
3. We will help make sure these are filled out properly (scans and reprints are not allowed).
Q: Are fellowships subject to FICA?
A: Fellowship amounts are subject to FICA only if they are deemed to be “wages” for employment tax purposes. Whether fellowships are wages is an inherently
factual determination, requiring consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances of the program.
Q: Why does my PI have to pay 60% in the G2 year when the grad is teaching? Shouldn’t SEAS be paying this? Show me the numbers?
A: In the G2 year SEAs pays 100% of one semester and splits the other semester based on the TF rate 60/40. This is done to reflect the effort spent teaching.