GA/TA Contract Submission Deadlines

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

GAs and TAs must not begin work until their contract is approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Deadlines for submitting completed contracts from departments to Graduate Studies:

Winter term 2021: 

  • December 15, 2020, for payment to the student on January 29, 2021
  • January 22, 2021, for payment to the student on February 12, 2021
  • February 5, 2021, for payment to the student on February 26, 2021
  • February 19, 2021, for payment to the student on March 12, 2021
  • March 5, 2021, for payment to the student on March 26, 2021
  • March 19, 2021, for payment to the student on April 9, 2021
  • April 2, 2021, for payment to the student on April 23, 2021
  • April 16, 2021, for payment to the student on May 7, 2021

Fall term 2020:

  • September 4, 2020, for payment to students on September 25, 2020.
  • September 18, 2020, for payment to students on October 9, 2020.
  • October 2, 2020, for payment to students on October 23, 2020.
  • October 16, 2020, for payment to students on November 6, 2020.
  • October 30, 2020, for payment to students on November 20, 2020.
  • November 13, 2020, for payment to students on December 4, 2020.
  • November 27, 2020, for payment to students on December 18, 2020.
  • December 11, 2020, for last payment to students within Fall term - date to be announced in November 2020.

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".