1112.3 - Procedure for Paying Graduate Students


This procedure describes methods of payments to graduate students.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Procedure for Paying Graduate Students

Procedure Statement

This procedure describes methods of payments to graduate students.

Compensation through Payroll Services

  • The "Hire an Employee" ePAR should be initiated in ConnectCarolina for service appointments.
  • Graduate students with teaching or research assignments should be employed on the monthly payroll cycle. A memo addressing payments to graduate students is issued annually around the end of May.
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow trainees are paid monthly.

For non-compensation payments in Gradstar

Student payments for stipends, fellowships, scholarships, and awards are deemed financial aid and must be entered in the Gradstar system and recipients will receive the payment as a refund check from the University Cashier. Financial Aid recipients are issued federal tax Form 1098-T by the Cashier’s Office.

Payments through Disbursement Services

Enrolled Students

In emergency situations, if a student is tasked with conducting University business, if acting on behalf of a student organization, or if they receive an award that is open to the general public, departments may utilize the campus voucher system in Accounts Payable for reimbursement purposes. Outside of these unique situations, normal procurement rules apply, and personal funds should not be used. 

Non-Enrolled Students

Stipends/awards and other financial aid for non-enrolled students should be paid through the accounts payable voucher system, using account 558430 in the chartfield string. Attach form 706.1.1f.

Forms and Instructions

Related Data

The job codes to be used for compensation can be found on the ConnectCarolina Info website.

Other Related Links

Related Policies

Related Procedures



  • April 25, 2022: Inserted Revisions from Graduate School, AP, Accounting Services, and Payroll
  • June 30, 2016: Reviewed for accuracy
  • July 29, 2015: Updated Procedure Statement and Related Data information.
  • July 8, 2013: New link to Starlight added.
  • July 20, 2011: Changed some terms, added a form with link.
  • July 9, 2010
  • June 30, 2009



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The Graduate School
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Associate Dean for Finance and Operations
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