Important Information

Information for current participants

Direct Deposit

If you do not have direct deposit, you will need to enroll. Instructions for enrolling can be found at: If you have never received a paycheck form Boston University, you will not be able to sign up for direct deposit until after you receive your first check. For questions regarding direct deposit, please contact the Student Employment Office at 617-353-3594. If you do not sign up for direct deposit, you will pick up your paychecks at the Student Employment Office at 881 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor. Checks will NOT be available for pick up at the UROP Office.


UROP Awards are considered taxable income. Questions about taxation should be directed to the Student Employment Office.

Required Forms

Before beginning your project, you’ll need to complete the following forms. You’ll receive a copy of each in your award packet:

  • Award Acknowledgment Form
  • Press Release Permission Form
  • Patent Policy Form
  • I-9 (Note: You are required to show the forms of identification specified on page two of the I-9 form. Bring them with you when you submit your completed award packet.)
  • W-4 (Note: We can’t advise you on this form; contact the Student Employment Office with questions. Complete the W-4 carefully; it will be returned to you if it is not filled out completely and accurately.)