W-9S Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Wayne State University need my Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?
Your SSN and ITIN is required to file 1098-T information with the IRS.

What is an IRS Form W-9S?
Form W-9S is a request for the student's SSN or ITIN. Failure to provide WSU with your SSN or ITIN could result in a $50 penalty to you from the IRS.

Where can I complete Form W-9S?
IRS Form W-9S is available for download at the IRS website. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9s.pdf
Download the form, fill-in the information and return it with your original social security card and picture ID to a university representative in the Student Service Center. The center is located in the Welcome Center, 42 W. Warren Ave on the 1st floor.