Form W-2

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Form W-2 is a statement of earnings produced each January to show how much you earned during the previous calendar year and how much was withheld in taxes. You need your W-2 form to file federal and state tax returns.

W-2s are mailed out by University Payroll during the month of January, typically during the last week of the month.  W-2 forms for domestic students will be sent to the home address that appears on the Student Link, through the “Address and Phone” option, under the Personal Tab.   W-2  Forms for international students will be sent to the local address which appears on the Student Link. 

You can change that address by changing your address on file with the University Registrar or by notifying Student Payroll.

Address changes submitted to the Student Payroll Office should be sent in writing or via e-mail to
stupayro@bu.edu. Include your name, BUID, and new address.

Requesting a Duplicate W-2

If you have not received your W-2 by the second week in February, mail or fax a Request for a Duplicate W-2 to Student Payroll.

You may also request a duplicate W-2 by e-mail at stupayro@bu.edu.
Please be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your BUID number
  • The year you need the W-2 for
  • The address you would like it mailed to

It takes 24-48 hours for a new W-2 to be produced.