Getting Paid

Inquiries about the hours paid should be directed to your department administrator. All other inquiries should be directed to the Payroll Department at 518-276-8696 or payroll@rpi.edu.

Text Block

Reporting Time

To be paid on time, hourly paid student workers must report hours worked by the due dates. Rensselaer currently has two methods to report hours worked:

Your department administrator will tell you which option you will be required to use to submit your hours.

Text Block

Payroll Schedule

Students are paid every other Friday. The Payroll Schedule has important dates for pay periods, timesheets, and pay dates.

Text Block

Ways to Receive Payment

Students can be paid either by direct deposit into their bank account or by check:

  • Direct Deposit (Recommended Option) — Students may set up direct deposit by completing a Student Direct Deposit Authorization Form. It may take up to two weeks for processing. Your first check would be issued as a paper check.
  • Paper Check — You can pick up your paycheck in Academy Hall, Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00 (Thursdays from 9:30-4:00)