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Stipend and Salary Resources


If you receive a stipend taxes are most likely not taken out unless you are an international student. Students who receive a stipend will need to pay quarterly estimated taxes to the IRS. You are responsible for quarterly taxes if your taxes will be $1000 or more and you paid taxes last year. You are subject to a fine plus interest if you do not pay estimated taxes.

Quarterly taxes are due each year on April 15 (Q1), June 15 (Q2), September 15 (Q3), and January 15 (Q4).

Stanford Resources

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education details some tax information.

Student Financial Services includes detailed information about:

  • Taxes
  • Student travel reimbursements and reimbursement forms
  • University bill details
  • Payroll deductions

CashCourse is an information portal aimed to help students be more financially savvy, and includes advice about:

  • Dealing with credit and debit cards
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Money management
  • Protecting your credit

The Financial Aid Office includes information about loans options, including emergency loans for students experiencing an unexpected financial hardship.

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