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Payroll Deduction Plan

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The Payroll Deduction Plan provides an option for graduate Research and Teaching Assistants to pay the university bill over time rather than in one lump sum at the start of the quarter. The plan automatically deducts from your bimonthly salary to pay quarterly charges.  


All the requirements below must be met:

  • As a graduate student, you have been appointed to a Research Assistantship (RA) or Teaching Assistantship (TA) position during the current academic year that has been fully approved by the department.
  • You have a minimum of $500 in charges for the charge category you selected. 
  • You enroll in payroll deduction before the enrollment deadline.

Enrollment Instructions & Timeline

To enroll for payroll deduction, follow these instructions and take note of this timeline.

  • Enrollment for the new academic year will be available September 1.
  • We recommend that you enroll as early as possible once your TA or RA funding is approved.
  • You may choose to enroll in payroll deduction for one full academic year at a time or for one quarter at a time.
  • You may select from four categories of charges to be paid via payroll deduction.

Enrollment Deadlines & Processing Timeline

Enroll in payroll deduction on or before the sign-up deadline (below). After the sign-up deadline, the Financial team reviews enrollment requests to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements, and officially sets up the payroll deduction plans. At that time, you will receive a confirmation of plan set up and will see your payroll deduction details on your student financial account. Each quarter's payroll deduction plan is closed a few days after the final deduction.


Sign-up Deadline

Plan Set Up

1st Deduction

2nd Deduction

3rd Deduction

4th Deduction

5th Deduction

6th Deduction

Plan Closure


Oct 15

Oct 17

Oct 22

Nov 7

Nov 22

Dec 7

Dec 22

Jan 7

Jan 8



Jan 17

Jan 22

Feb 7

Feb 22

Mar 7

Mar 22

Apr 7

Apr 8


Apr 15

Apr 17

Apr 22

May 7

May 22

Jun 7

Jun 22

Jul 7

Jul 8


Jul 15

Jul 17

Jul 22

Aug 7

Aug 22

Sep 7

Sep 22

Oct 7

Oct 8