Graduate Assistant Payroll Deduction

To assist graduate students who hold full time graduate assistantships, Georgia State University is piloting a payroll deduction option this fall. Students employed by the university as graduate assistants are eligible to use their payroll checks as a method of paying student tuition and some mandatory fees not covered by their tuition waiver. For legal reasons related to state law, mandatory insurance charges cannot be included in this plan and must be paid by the fee payment deadline.

To qualify for this payment option, you must be hired as a full time graduate assistant ; be awarded a full time graduate assistant waiver ; have a student account balance of at least $300 after all financial aid has been applied, and receive monthly pay sufficient to cover the monthly payment amount.

Monthly payment deadlines will coincide with GSU payroll disbursements for. To participate in this payment option, you must agree to allow GSU to automatically deduct monthly payments from your checking or savings bank account.  Verification will be made against your record to ensure that you have been awarded a full time graduate assistant tuition waiver; students who have not been awarded a full time graduate assistant tuition waiver are not eligible to use this payment option.  This payroll deduction plan is only available for fall and spring terms.  Eligible students will receive enrollment details when the enrollment period opens.

Follow these instructions to enroll in the plan:

  1. Access PantherPay by logging into PAWS.
  2. Select the “Finances” tab.
  3. Select the “View/Pay Student Account” link from the “My Bill” box.
  4. Click the “PantherPay” button.
  5. When you are connected to PantherPay, select the “Payment Plans” menu option at the top of the page.
  6. Follow the prompts to enroll in the plan.