Changes Coming to Student Payments Reminder

To: Graduate Students

Date: July 6, 2021
Re: Changes Coming to Student Payments

You have likely heard that changes are coming to the method and timing of how you receive payment for some types of student support/financial aid. While the amounts you will receive are unaffected by these changes, we realize you may have questions and hope to make the transition as smooth as possible. We want to remind you of the resources available to you for learning more and clarify some points of confusion.

Send Questions Now, Town Hall in July

Answers to a few of the questions we’ve heard so far are covered on the scholarships and student aid website, but you may have more. You can learn more about the changes and ask questions at the Town hall meeting:

Town Hall for Students
Wednesday, July 14
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Submit your questions by July 9, and register for the webinar to receive the Zoom link.
For more information, visit the Graduate School’s website.

Not All Payments Are Changing

If you have a teaching assistant (TA) or research assistant (RA) position, these will continue to be paid monthly through payroll since these are payments for compensation.
Scholarships, fellowships, tuition waivers and student loans that you were already receiving through your student account also will continue to be paid this way.

Summary of the Changes

As a reminder, the changes coming for fall semester are:

Important: Even if you’re already receiving direct deposits for paychecks through Human Resources, you also need to sign up for electronic refund to receive credit balances from your student account (for financial aid awards).

Learn More

Information and Resources for Students
The Graduate School’s webpage (scroll down to: Information and Resources for Students).
The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid information on types of Graduate Awards

Budgeting and financial planning:

Tax Questions: