GA/TA Contract Payroll Dates

Departments should follow the instructions for completing and submitting Summer term 2021 contracts from the GA/TA Summer term 2021 guidelines webpage.

GAs and TAs must not begin work until their contract is approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and all required documentation is submitted to Human Resources

Deadlines for submitting completed contracts from departments to Graduate Studies:

Fall term 2021:

Refer to the Fall term 2021 payroll processing schedule.

Summer term 2021: 

  • April 19th, 2021, for payment to the student on May 21, 2021
  • May 14, 2021, for payment to the student on June 4, 2021
  • May 28, 2021, for payment to the student on June 18, 2021
  • June 11, 2021, for payment to the student on July 2, 2021
  • June 25, 2021, for payment to the student on July 16, 2021
  • July 9, 2021, for payment to the student on July 30, 2021
  • July 23, 2021, for payment to the student on August 13, 2021
  • August 6, 2021, for payment to the student on August 27, 2021

If contracts are received after any of these deadlines, the students will receive their payment on the next payroll run.

It is important that departments remind students that they need to contact Human Resources to complete the paperwork for an employee number, or to update their personal information regarding direct deposit, etc. Please make sure that they are aware of this, since failure to do so will delay payment of their GA/TA.

Graduate Students Payroll Deferment Plan:

​​Note that if students receiving GAs wish to enroll in the payroll deferment plan through the Cashier's Office, a payroll deferment form must be submitted to the cashier's office each term within the cashier's posted deadline - for details refer to the instructions on the cashier's payment options webpage under "Graduate Students Payroll Deferment Plan".