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30 June

Retroactive Pay Update

Now that our new contract has been ratified, you are getting a raise! In addition to a significant bump in pay for the coming fall, you may also be eligible to receive retroactive pay. If you were a graduate assistant in either or both the Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016 semester, keep an eye on your direct deposit account/mailbox. You have a check coming your way very soon. Here are the details:

When will I receive my check?

All retro pay will be disbursed at the end of July 2016. If you use direct deposit, your retro pay will go to the account you set up to receive your paycheck. If not, your retro pay will be mailed to the address you have on file on ecampus.

What do I need to do to ensure I receive my retroactive pay?

It is imperative that you update your banking information and mailing address on e-campus to ensure your deposit goes to the correct account. If you have closed your direct deposit account, please update your settings on e-campus to reflect this change and notify GAU so a paper check can be cut and mailed to you at your current mailing address.

How much money will I receive?

All retroactive pay will be pro-rated according to your assistantship and will apply to the raise for the 2015-16 academic year.
2015-16 Graduate Assistants will receive retroactive pay as follows:
Level 1: $800 
Level 2: $700
Level 3: $1000 



Feel free to email GAU with any questions you may have at

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