Business and Financial Services
Graduate Student Payroll
To provide the policies and guidelines for departments employing graduate students to
enter them into the Clark University payroll system.
- General Policies
The department employing a graduate student must deal directly with the Payroll Office
for any necessary paperwork for work authorization at Clark University.
The department requesting an authorization for a graduate student stipend must submit
a completed and approved work authorization form to the Payroll Office.
Graduate stipends are organized by the departments and requires a Graduate Stipend Payroll
Departments compensating graduate students with a stipend must have the stipend budget approved
by Andrea Michaels.
Once the stipend has been approved by Andrea Michaels, the signed stipend sheet is forwarded to
the Payroll Office. The department sponsoring the stipend must inform the graduate students to
go to the Payroll Office and fill out relevant tax documentation in order to be authorized for
work in the University.
- Tax forms
The necessary tax forms to be submitted for work authorization are available in the manual
section for general payroll policies.
- Considerations for International students
International students submitting an I-9 form for work authorization must have a Social Security Number and must present 2 forms of valid picture ID, or a passport, upon submission of the I-9 document.
For further assistance with tax regulations for international students and the acquisition of a Social Security Number, please contact Amy Daly at the Office of Intercultural Affairs (ISSO).