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Request an Off-Cycle Stipend Payment

Stanford’s Graduate Financial Support (GFS) administrators can submit a Support Request to pay graduate students an off-cycle stipend paycheck if they need to be paid before their next regular payday.

Students receiving a stipend are usually:

  • In the assistantship and fellowship program for graduate study.
  • Appointments for postdoctoral scholars.
  • Other non-matriculated graduate students in the GFS program.

Request an Off-Cycle Stipend Payment

  • You will need employee and payment information from PeopleSoft.
  • You will need a SUNet ID and password.
  • Requests received and fully approved by 9:00 a.m. are ready by 3:00 p.m. that Friday.
  • Requests received after the deadline or without an approved payline in GFS will be processed the following Friday or will be subject to the Special Processing fee of $35.00. For specific entry deadlines for each pay period, refer to Resource: Payroll Schedules and Deadlines

  1. The payline has to be approved in GFS, and the PTA needs to be in Active Status at the time the check is being issued. 

  1. Access Payroll Support Request form for Off-Cycle Postdoc/Non-Matric Stipend Payment processing
  2. On the form, complete the following fields for the person receiving the check:
    • Last Name as recorded in PeopleSoft 
    • First Name as recorded in PeopleSoft
    • Stanford ID Number
    • Dollar Amount to be received
    • PTA
    • PTA Valid Through Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • Payline approved in GFS (if no, please make sure approvals are complete by the morning of the check needed date) (Yes/No)
    • Off-cycle Processing Fee PTA (if needed before Friday; must be an unrestricted PTA)
    • Add remarks and processing notes 
  3. Select Submit
What Happens Next?
  • Checks are cut every Friday and will be mailed to the mailing address on file.
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2024