Foreign Students, Faculty & Staff

The following general information is offered as a resource to the nonresident alien students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. The information should not be considered tax advice and individual circumstances may not be covered by this information. The University of Michigan does not provide individual tax consultation.

For all Nonresident aliens who have received payments from the University of Michigan for employment and/or fellowship/scholarship income an email is sent from the University of Michigan Payroll office to login into the Foreign National Information System (FNIS). In FNIS, you will enter your data for proper withholding of taxes and reporting of your payments. Based on the information entered in FNIS the Payroll Office will send you the applicable forms to be signed, dated and returned to the Payroll Office. These forms may include the Form 8233, 8233 attachment, Form W-8BEN, Form W-9, W-4 and MI-W4. If you have received a payment from the University of Michigan but have not yet been contacted by the Payroll Office please email [email protected] with your UMID for login access to FNIS.