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How to Enroll in Payroll Deduction

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If you choose to enroll in payroll deduction, your enrollment request will be sent to our Student Financial Services team for manual review and set up to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements.

Only you, the student employee, can authorize payroll deduction setup by submitting an online request via Axess.

To enroll in payroll deduction, follow these steps:
 

  1. Log into axess.stanford.edu
  2. Select the Student tab (click, don’t hover).
  3. Scroll down to the “Finances” subheading, and from the “other finances” drop-down menu, select “Sign up for Payroll Deduction”.
  4. Complete the Payroll Deduction Sign Up form
  • In Section 1, select the term(s) you wish to have your payroll deduction take effect. You may choose to enroll in payroll deduction for one full academic year at a time or for one quarter at a time. For each term that is checked, if you meet eligibility requirements, deductions will be taken from your paycheck.
  • In Section 2, choose one of the four categories of charges to be covered by payroll deduction. For most RAs and TAs, we recommend opting for “Housing and Fees” because Tuition may be covered by a Tuition Allowance.
  • In Section 3, read carefully the terms and conditions, and then click “I agree with the above terms and conditions.”
  • Fill in your name under signature and select “Sign Up.”
  1. Your request to enroll in Payroll Deduction will be sent to our Student Financial Services team for manual eligibility review and set up.
  2. The Payroll Deduction contract will not be activated until the Payroll Deduction enrollment deadline for the applicable quarter. 

Important Reminders

Only charges that are posted to your university bill as of the day your Payroll Deduction Plan is set up by Student Financial Services will be included in your Payroll Deduction plan.

You must separately pay any charges posted to your bill after the payroll deduction setup, as well as any balance remaining after all payroll deductions have been made.  These charges cannot be moved to the next term and are subject to late fees and holds per university policy.

You may owe a remaining balance after your payroll deduction contract ends if:

  • your salary is less than the payroll deduction payment amounts
  • your department sets up your salary after the first scheduled payroll deduction
  • your department sets up your salary on an 'alternative calendar' (which doesn't match the payroll deduction periods)
  • additional charges are posted to your student account after the Payroll Deduction Plan is set up 
  • you change housing assignments or extend your housing contract while on payroll deduction. (Such changes may cancel your Payroll Deduction Plan.) 

Payroll Deduction Options

When signing up for payroll deduction, you may select one of the following four categories of charges. For most RAs and TAs, we recommend opting for 'Housing and Fees' as tuition may be covered by a Tuition Allowance.
 

Type of Fees

Four Categories of Payroll Deduction

 

Housing and Fees

Housing Only

Pay All Charges 

Tuition Only

Tuition

 

 

X

X

Graduate Cash Advance

X

 

X

 

Early Arrival and Interim Housing Fees

X

X

X

 

Housing (Room)

X

X

X

 

Telecom Fee

X

X

X

 

Room and Board Tax

X

 

X

 

ASSU Fees

X

 

X

 

Health Insurance

X

 

X

 

Campus Health Service Fee

X

 

X

 

MD Students Disability Insurance

X

 

X

 

Vital Savings

X

 

X

 

Document Fee

X

 

X

 

Course Reader Fee

X

 

X

 

I-20/DS 2019 Fee

X

 

X

 

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