Tax Liabilities

For international students, a Federal Income Tax withholding may be applied to amounts of scholarships or grants that are greater than qualified education expenses as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Depending on the student’s country of origin, a 14% Federal Income Tax may be withheld from any scholarship or grant awarded over the cost of tuition and books & supplies for the academic year and applied around the beginning of each session. Students are responsible for full payment of tax withholding at the time of charge. For further information regarding tax liabilities, please contact the Controller’s Office at (949) 480-4319.