FAQs - Student Awards and Stipends

Is a W9 required to submit a student award/stipend payment request?

No, a W9 is not required to initiate an award/stipend to a student. However, a valid social security number is required for a U.S. citizen in order to establish the payee in RU Marketplace.

Is a W9 required to create a new payee in RU Marketplace? How will I do this if a W9 is not required?

The system cannot be configured to not require an attachment to student awards/stipends records. When submitting this type of request, attach a document stating the payee is a student who will be compensated for an award/stipend.

Is a valid tax ID required as a part of a student award/stipend payment request?

Yes, a valid social security number is required for a U.S. citizen in order to establish the payee in the RU Marketplace. Compensation for a student who is not a U.S. citizen may be subject to withholding tax.

What if I need to initiate payment for a student award/stipend, but I have fewer than 10 requests to submit at one time?

You have two options:

  • Use the new supplier request process in conjunction with the check request process within RU Marketplace
  • Postpone the submission until you have 10 or more payments to process, time permitting