Important Forms

In order to work at Boston University, you must complete the Form I-9. You are strongly advised to complete the Form W-4 and the Direct Deposit Authorization as well.

Form I-9

The Form I-9 consists of two sections.

Section 1 – complete by clicking Form I-9 Compliance – Section 1.

  • Instructions to F-1 students on how to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 can be found here

Section 2 – complete with your supervisor or payroll coordinator using your original, unexpired identification documents. Federal Regulations prohibit the use of any reproductions, including scans and copies, of the original documents. Please view the following instructions based on your student status.


This form confirms a student’s eligibility to legally work on-campus. Accurately complete this form prior to or on the first day of your employment. Supervisors may not allow a student to work beyond 3 days if the student has not completed a Form I-9.

This form is required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

        Form W-4

        The Form W-4 is a tax form. You can use it to establish the rate at which you believe you should be taxed from each of your paychecks. Even if you have filled out a Form W-4 before, you should fill one out for your job at Boston University. If you are unsure of how to fill out the Form, we recommend speaking to a parent, guardian, friend, or tax advisor. Unfortunately, our office is unable to provide advice on how to complete the Form.

        Direct Deposit

        Direct Deposit Authorization allows BU to deposit your paycheck directly into your bank account (checking or savings). You will need to wait until after you receive your first paper paycheck to set up this service.

        The Quick Contract

        In order to register for Quick Jobs, students must read the Quick Job Procedures, then take the Quick Quiz and sign the Quick Contract. It typically takes 24 hours for us to process your registration.