Required Paperwork

Direct Deposit Authorization
Authorizes BU to deposit your paycheck directly into your bank account (checking or savings). If you already have direct deposit from working at BU previously, you do not need to resubmit. If you have never worked for BU before, you’ll need to wait until after you receive your first paper paycheck to set up this service.

If this is your first time working at Boston University:

  • Form W-4
    Bring your completed Form W-4 to your hiring supervisor or to the Student Employment Office

    • Further information is available regarding Taxes.
  • Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
    • A student must complete the electronic Form I-9 prior to or on first day of his/her employment. If the I-9 has not been completed, the student cannot commence working until the I-9 has been completed.
    • Section 2 of the I-9 must be completed in the presence of a BU staff member, either in the hiring department or at FirstPoint, located at 881 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor.  International students, should go to the International Student and Scholars Office to have Section 2 completed.
        • Present original* documents from the List of Acceptable documents found on the last page of a printed I-9.  (The list is also acceptable from the Form I-9 portal.)  Some of the most common options are:
          • Option 1: US Passport
          • Option 2: BU ID and Social Security Card
          • Option 3: BU ID and Birth Certificate

      * Note:  Federal Regulations prohibit the use of any reproductions of the original documents.

    **For additional options, see the LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS on the last page of the form.

For on-campus Work-Study positions:

For off-campus Work-Study positions:

  • Off-Campus Authorization
    Completed by your hiring employer and approved by BU Work-Study prior to your accepting an off-campus job.

If you are returning to the same Work-Study job for the following year, you may be part of the Automatic Rehire process. No paperwork is required.