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Marquette University
Student Employment Services
Zilber Hall, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.

General notes

The default for the W-4 form is Zero/Single. If you are claiming anything other than Zero/Single, then you will need to complete the W-4 form. Otherwise, you do not need do not need to complete the W4 form.

Students enrolled full- time or half-time will not be subject to FICA tax. Foreign students must complete the W-4 form, however, they are not subject to the same tax guidelines. The W-4 form can be completed at the Office of Student Employment or the Payroll Office.

The W-4 form can be found at the Office of the Comptroller.

How Do I fill Out My W-4?


  • 0 Exemptions: Highest tax taken out = less pay
    (If your parents claim you, you must check 0)
  • 1 Exemption: Less tax taken out = more net pay


  • If exempt is checked - NO Federal or State tax is taken out. Caution: you may end up owing.
  • If exempt is checked - W-4 form will expire every February. You must refile W-4 annually.
  • FICA is always taken out unless enrolled full time (12 or more credits) and working 20 hours or less.


The Marquette University Student Employment Services is one of the units within the Office of Student Financial Aid and has the following responsibilities:

  • Help students secure employment for the purpose of offsetting educational expenses.
  • Help students obtain career related and practical work experience.
  • List (through JobConnection) of on and off campus job vacancies.
  • Ensure university-wide compliance with student employment policies and procedures, and to recommend and implement revisions.
  • Recommend and implement procedures for compliance with federal, state, and university regulations regarding student employment, Federal Work Study, and/or the Job Location and Development programs.
  • Help student employees understand their responsibilities and commitment to their jobs and their employer.

Contact Student Employment Services