All student workers employed by the University and the State of Connecticut are paid bi-weekly and all paychecks are issued for work completed during the pay period prior to the current pay period, i.e. on a two week delay.
A traditional paycheck is generated for all student workers unless the student initiates a direct deposit agreement by completing and submitting the UConn Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement form. Direct deposit allows the University to electronically transfer funds to a personal checking or statement savings account. There will be a delay of several pay periods before the authorization for direct deposit is granted.
Newly hired student workers must be aware that there may be a delay in receiving an initial paycheck. It takes several days from the date that a student submits all the necessary employment authorization paperwork to the Student Employment Program Office for the paperwork to be fully processed at the Storrs campus and the State Comptroller's Office. A delay of as much as six weeks may occur before the University's automated payroll system is able to cut the initial pay check for a given employment authorization. The length of the delay is partially determined by the point in a given pay period when the completed employment authorization paperwork is received.
Student paychecks and direct deposit receipts are available for students to pick up after 3 PM on Thursday of each pay week in the Student Employment Program Office. Students are asked to sign for their respective paycheck. Student workers may authorize a third party to pick up their paycheck by notifying the Student Employment Program Office in writing.