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Student Employment Paperwork

All new work-study students must submit required forms to the Work-Study Office (205 Kent Hall) prior to employment.

  • W-4 Paperwork
  • Federal & State Withholding forms
  • Proof of Employment Eligibility

Non work-study employers will provide the required paperwork to student employees once they are hired.

Student W-2 Forms

Columbia releases W-2 forms electronically. Log in to the My Columbia portal to view your W-2 and paycheck information.

Federal Tax Returns

To determine if students are obligated to file taxes for the previous year, please refer to the IRS requirements.

1098-T Education and Tax Credit Information

Students and parents can reference Student Financial Services’ website for general information regarding 1098-T forms. Specific questions can be directed to:

Note that 1098-T forms will not be issued if a student's total qualified tuition and related expenses (which would be reported in Box 1) are entirely paid by scholarships, grants, or waived (which would be reported in Box 5). In other words, if total aid is equal to or greater than tuition, you will not receive a 1098-T form.

Students can access Student Services Online (SSOL) and click '1098-T Tax Form' under the 'Account' section to find detailed instructions for accessing your 1098-T form.