SEO Scholarship-Fellowship Payments

SEO Scholarship-Fellowship Payments

SEO scholarships-fellowships are disbursed a few different ways: a) as a monthly stipend check, b) as a Student Assistant Researcher with an hourly (time-sheet) paycheck, or c) as a Graduate Assistant with a monthly, salaried paycheck.

For MARC, CDI, and STC CCC Scholars: Stipend checks used to be picked up in the Disbursement Office ADM 358 usually on the 15th of each month. However, with COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit instead. If the 15th of the month falls on a weekend, then the checks are usually available on the prior Friday afternoon. 

For Genentech Scholars: The Genentech Foundation Scholarships do not currently allow for direct deposit of your stipend check. The checks will be mailed to your last known address during the first or second week of each month.

 

For Bridge and RISE MS scholars: Paychecks for GAs used to be picked up in ORSP ADM 471. However, with COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit instead. Graduate paychecks are available around the end of the month in which the research activity occurs, usually the 30th.

For RISE undergraduate scholars: Paychecks for Student Assistant Researchers used to be picked up in ORSP ADM 471. With COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit instead. Undergraduate paychecks are usually available on the 15th of the next month, after the research activity occurs and a time-sheet is completed. (Example: the September check is issued on October 15.) If the 15th of the month falls on a weekend, then the checks are usually available on the prior Friday afternoon. 

SF State Employee Background Checks

As part of the process to hire scholars as a student assistant researcher or a graduate assistant, the hiring forms asks if you are in a “Sensitive Position.” Even if we say that we are not hiring you for a sensitive position, SF State HR may still randomly background check some new student hires each year. It might have something to do with the fact that HR can’t tell who takes care of lab animals or expensive equipment and who does not. You might receive an email from “Accurate Background” checks. It is a legitimate email on behalf of SF State HR and you should respond. It does not cost you anything. 

  • If you have questions about this, click HERE and HERE.
 

SF State Part-time, Seasonal and Temporary Employees Retirement Program (PST)

If you are hired as a Graduate Assistant or a Student Assistant Researcher, you are a CSU employee who is excluded from coverage under CalPERS. You are automatically enrolled in the PST Program. This applies to student assistant researchers and graduate assistants when you are not enrolled in classes at least 50% time or more (January, June, July and August). Savings Plus administers the program. The program deducts a portion of your wages and deposits it in an account for you. It is set up as a 457(b) retirement savings plan.