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TGS Student Onboarding, Fall 2023

Incoming TGS PhD and MFA graduate students must complete the following items by the deadlines below  to be paid by Northwestern at the end of September:

  1. (All students - Strongly recommendedFriday, 9/15 through Sunday, 9/24
    Set up Direct Deposit 
  2. (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only - OptionalSubmit W-4 tax forms
  3. (Foreign nationals only - Required) Friday, 9/15/2023 FNIS/ Foreign National Information System – Further details are below.
  4. Form I-9 Sections 1 and 2 – Further details are below.

FNIS/ Foreign National Information System

FNIS is required of all foreign national students unless the student will be in the U.S for 30 days or less in 2023 (this is for the whole year and includes previous study and future visits). If a student meets that exception they should respond to the FNIS email sent by September 5 and alert the non-resident tax specialist.

Foreign nationals that have been inside the U.S. for 31 days or more in 2023 must complete FNIS by Friday, September 15, 2023.  This process can be completed from outside the U.S.

Login details will be emailed to each foreign national student, via their Northwestern email address, by September 5, 2023.

Form I-9

PhD-seeking graduate students’ I-9 deadline is delayed until April 30, 2024 if the following conditions are met:

See instructions for completing the Form I-9 online