It’s just a few weeks until the 15 April tax filing deadline! As a nonresident in the US you have a tax filing obligation with the IRS, even if you did not receive US income.
Failure to file can lead to complications when applying for US visas in the future.
Madison College has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation for you for your Federal tax filing. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you are due a tax refund. They are also able to help you file your State taxes for an additional fee.
Enrollment and WNA Reminder: F-1 Students must be enrolled full time (12 credits) and participate in classes to maintain their status. Instructors monitor participation in both online and in-person courses. If you are not signing in to your online classes and are not completing any of the work, an instructor may choose to issue a WNA grade for your course, which means you have been withdrawn for failure to attend. If an instructor gives you a WNA, this class will NOT count toward your full-time enrollment. If the WNA puts your below the required 12-credits, you must enroll in another course to get back to 12-credits to maintain your F-1 status.
International Student Scholarships
Madison College offers two scholarships for F-1 visa students - Devi Bhargava Memorial International Student Scholarship and International Student Foundation Scholarship. Apply by March 31st. Find out more information on the International tab of the scholarships web page.
Global Showcase March 3 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Center for International Education (CIE) and United Common Ground (UCG) are virtually hosting the 12th Annual Global Showcase. There will be cultural music and performances by Madison College students and professional performers from around the country! Prizes and GrubHub gift card giveaways for students in attendance. All are invited to attend this free online event!”
Grand Prize - Every Global Connections attendance = 1 entry Find more information on our Facebook and Instagram
Global Connections - Health Insurance
March 10 3:00-4:00 pm
Curious about insurance as an international student? Meet with Laura Waters, a Representative and Account Executive from Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW). She will be sharing an overview of where to access care, which GHC Clinics are available for you, as well as options to seek for virtual/telemedicine care. Come ask any questions you might have!
Join the Teams meeting here: https://bit.ly/globalconnectionsmarchGroup Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) is a local non-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) with over 78,000 members in South Central Wisconsin.
Connect with other students to share ideas and get support about how to manage virtual school and life successfully. John Boyne, a Madison College counselor, will host the discussion. Find more information here