Financial & Tax Assistance


Financial Assistance
Currently enrolled international students with financial concerns should speak with an ISSS advisor. There may be options for off-campus work authorization due to economic hardship. The University also offers limited assistance for need-based, out-of-state tuition waivers for those who qualify. Please Contact the ISSS office for more information after reviewing this website. See the links to the left for more info.

US Tax Assistance
Filing U.S. federal tax forms each Spring is an obligation for all F-1 and J-1 students. Even if you did not work or have taxable US income, there is still 1 tax form called Form 8843 that ALL international students must complete and mail to the US tax agency (Internal Revenue Service, or IRS). Many international students have income through OPT, CPT, or taxable scholarships. You are required to complete a full tax return to determine if you owe taxes or receive a tax refund. ISSS provides access to special software to complete your federal tax forms. ISSS holds seminars to assist with the State of Georgia tax forms. See the link to the left for more information.