Graduate Stipends

Direct Deposit is the most efficient way for you to receive your stipend. Enter your bank account information online by going to HARVie and clicking on the PeopleSoft link at the top right. Once in PeopleSoft, within the Self Service menu, click on My Pay and then Deposit. If you want to review any paystubs, you can also do that through the Self Service menu in PeopleSoft by clicking on the Paychecks option.

Stipends are paid by the first of each month.

Nonresident Alien Stipend/ Scholarship Recipients

If you are a Nonresident Alien stipend/scholarship recipientand you are on a F or J visa, your stipend/scholarship payment will be taxed at 14% in the absence of a previously claimed tax treaty benefit. All other visa types will be taxed at 30%. At the end of the tax calendar year, you will receive an IRS Form 1042-S from Harvard detailing your scholarship income and any tax withholding or treaty benefits claimed.  You will use this form when you file your US Tax Return with the IRS. For further information or questions, please contact the Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance Group at 617-495-8500 ext. 5.  The Harvard International Office also has information on taxes.


Stipend/ Scholarship Recipients that are US Citizens or Permanent Residents


Harvard is not required to report or withhold taxes on your stipend/ scholarship, and no tax document will be issued to you. However, you are required to report any taxable amounts of your worldwide income to the IRS when you file your taxes.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, Harvard University is reevaluating all payment processes for students. As new information is assessed, you may receive additional updates that relate to stipend/scholarship payments throughout the fall semester.

This webpage is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered tax, financial or legal advice. Please consult your own tax or financial advisor with any questions.