Getting Paid

Student employees who work on campus or at an approved off-campus work-study agency are paid by the University.

  • Before you can be paid, you must provide verification of your employment eligibility and submit the required documentation.
  • As a student employee, you will be entered into the payroll system as a Student Assistant I-VI, depending on your job description.
  • On a daily basis, you will fill out a timesheet or use a time clock to report the hours you work. Your timesheet is turned in to your department on a bi-weekly basis and you are paid for actual hours worked (not anticipated hours). Your reported hours must be rounded to the nearest quarter hour. For example, if you punch in at 7:11, you must round the time to 7:15. When reporting time worked for each shift, use 15 minute increments (15 mins = 0.25, 30 mins = 0.50, 45 mins = 0.75). Your signature on the time sheet certifies that you are reporting your hours accurately. Your supervisor will verify your timesheet and sign it. Any misreporting of hours will be reported to Student Employment, Office of Student Conduct, and the CU Police Department, who will do their own investigations and charge you accordingly. Consult your employer for the exact payroll procedures for your on-campus department or off-campus agency.
  • You will receive your pay by direct deposit or, if you do not enroll in that option, via paper check which will be mailed to the address listed in MyCUInfo.
  • You will get paid every other Friday, beginning with the second payday after you start working.
  • Your payroll advice will be available in MyCUInfo on each payday.
  • Please note: Updating your address with the Registrar does not update your address on the CU Payroll system. If your address has changed, you should change it in MyCUInfo. Failure to do so could result in the delay of your paycheck and/or your W-2 form in January. If you are not a current CU student, you will need to contact Employee Services  at 303-860-4200.
  • CU student employees (work-study and non work-study) will be automatically enrolled into a retirement plan  if they either: work 40 or more hours a week or are enrolled less than half time. Half time is 6 credit hours for undergraduates or 4 credit hours for graduate students.