Required Paperwork

Health Requirements and Insurance
Newly enrolled students at Northwestern are required to follow the admission health requirements. Students will also have access to a Student Health Insurance Plan.

Stipend Payments and Payroll Process
New students must complete the necessary paperwork with Northwestern University before they can receive their first stipend check at the end of September. Northwestern must verify that all doctoral students are eligible to work in the United States.

International Students
International students should visit resources in our 'International Student' section. These resources outline the process for requesting an I-20/DS-2019 form which international students will need to submit in order to study in the United States, apply for a Social Security Number, or apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.

Taxes
The admissions and financial aid letter outlines the financial aid package and should be kept for student records when reporting income. Please click the link above for more detailed tax information.