Required Forms for Work Study

Submitting Forms After the Hire and Before Start of Work

All required forms must be completed after the student has been hired into a position and must be submitted to the Work-Study office before a student may start working. These forms are required if the student has not been paid by Columbia University in the last 3 years, or if the student wishes to make any changes to previously-filed information.

Federal Forms

Due to COVID-19 and most students being remote, the university offers the opportunity to complete the I-9 Form at an I-9 Anywhere Remote Service Center. For more information and to schedule an appointment at an I-9 Anywhere Remote Service Center visit Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9)

Students who are in New York City and would like to have section II of the I-9 form completed at 205 Kent Hall, may schedule an appointment online.


Please follow the instructions below:

 

  1. Complete Section 1 using the newi9 link.
  2. After section 1 is complete, select an appointment time to complete section 2 at 205 Kent Hall. Please be sure to select the correct campus for your appointment! 

 

Once you complete section one, a list of acceptable documents to establish identity and work eligibility will be provided.  

The required tax forms listed below (W-4 and one of the state tax forms), and the NYS Paid Family Leave form must be sent electronically and encrypted to workstudy@columbia.edu.  

 

Federal Withholding Certificate (W-4, external PDF)

Work-Study earnings are taxable income. This form authorizes the withholding of federal taxes.

 

New York State Forms

Please complete one (1) of the three (3) forms below. Explanations of who should fill out each form are available on the forms themselves.

Students might find it helpful to consult with their parents and/or a tax advisor before completing the Withholding forms.

 

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL)

New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) went into effect on January 1, 2018. PFL provides family leave benefits to eligible employees through a small employee payroll deduction. Please read the full announcement and details for waiving the benefit below.

If you waive the PFL benefit, please complete the PFL Waiver Form and submit it with other required documents to workstudy@columbia.edu password protected or encrypted. Additionally, send the password via a separate e-mail to the same address.