Any grant or stipend amount awarded in excess of tuition, required fees, books, and supplies is subject to federal income tax, as is any funding contingent upon providing service to the University (for example, teaching fellowships or research assistantships). Depending on citizenship and physical location, income taxes may or may not be withheld from stipend payments. More details are available from Harvard University Student Financial Services. Students are urged to review this information and ensure that they are incorporating any resulting tax obligation into their financial planning.
If you have questions about US income taxes, visit the taxes page of Harvard's University Student Financial Services (SFS), where you will find information about federal and Massachusetts taxes, information specific to international students, access to Harvard-issued tax forms, and tax FAQs.