In order to streamline the International Student tax compliance process, Jacksonville University requires all international students to prepay their international taxes each semester.  The United States Internal Revenue Service requires Jacksonville University to withhold 14% of monies awarded that cover room and board, which is considered income.  In essence, the Controller’s office will create a tax deposit account for each person. It is recommended that each semester’s taxes be paid in a timely fashion to ensure early registration for following semester(s). As room and board rates increase from year to year, the students will be responsible for increasing the deposit amount to maintain a 14% deposit.  The deposit is held for the student until his/her final semester when it is applied towards their account balance.

Items that are taxable on a student account include: Scholarship or fellowship money (foreign or domestic) that covers Room and Board. Students who are self-pay do not have to prepay.​

For more information, contact Bobby Brown at