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International students who are eligible, may apply for a Social Security card. Instructions and information are on the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) website at: http://oiss.yale.edu/legal/ssn.

If you have questions, you can contact OISS at 203-432-2305 or via e-mail at OISS@yale.edu

Yes, you must have a U.S. mailing address in the student system. You may update this yourself by logging on to the student website at: www.yale.edu/sis. The start or ’From’ date of your U.S. Mailing address must be on or before August 16th.

No, you will not receive a W-2; however, you may receive a 1042-S depending on your country’s tax treaty. You will, however, receive a W-2 if you taught, were paid as an Assistant in Research or worked a job on campus.

No, stipend earnings will not be reported on a W-2. For tax filing purposes, you will need your December 31st Pay slip which will show your year-to-date stipend earnings. You will, however, receive a W-2 if you taught, were paid as an Assistant in Research or worked a job on campus.

Yale’s tax website: www.yale.edu/tax has detailed tax information specifically for students.

If you are a U.S. Citizen, taxes will not be withheld from your stipend checks. If you are teaching, are an Assistant in Research or working a job, federal and state taxes will be withheld. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you may have stipend taxes withheld depending upon your country’s tax treaty with the U.S.