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Stipend Payments

All Ph.D. students receive a semi-monthly stipend payment to cover the basic cost of living in New Haven. The minimum annual stipend for the 2022-2023 academic year is $38,300.

First-Year Ph.D. Students - Disbursement Schedule:

As a new Ph.D. student, you will receive your first stipend payment on August 31st. In your first year as a Ph.D. student, you will receive a total of 25 semi-monthly stipend payments, two per month, the 15th and the last day of the month (or the Friday before the last day, if it falls on a weekend or holiday). To determine the amount of each payment, divide the total stipend amount from your admission letter by 25. 

Continuing Ph.D. Students - Disbursement Schedule:

As a continuing Ph.D. student, you will receive your first stipend payment on September 15th.  Continuing students stipend payments are paid on a semi-monthly basis,  the 15th and the last day of the month (or the Friday before, if it falls on a weekend or holiday). To determine the amount of  each payment, divide the total  stipend amount by 24. 

View Your Payslip:

You should review your payslip each month. Here’s how:
  1. Log into Workday using your NetID and password.
  2. Select the Pay widget on your Workday homepage.
    1. Under “View,” select Payslips.”

Direct Deposit - Payment Elections

We encourage you to set up direct deposit of your stipend checks into a U.S. bank account at a  U.S. bank of your choice. This is the fastest and most convenient way to access your stipend each pay period. 

If you are a new student, you may need to wait until after the start of your fellowship period and the creation of your payroll record to set up direct deposit of your stipend check.

To set up direct deposit, you must have a U.S. bank account. Then follow these steps:

  1. Login to Workday using your NetID and password.  
  2. Select the “Pay” widget on your Workday homepage. 
  3. Next, select “Payment Elections.” From here, use the “Add” function to add a new account for direct deposit. You may add more than one account, and you can choose how to allocate funds across your accounts. 
Once you have set up direct deposit, it may take one or two pay periods to take effect. Until then, your stipend check will be mailed to you at the address you provide.


If you encounter difficulty with Workday, have questions about the direct deposit process, or how to view your stipend statements online, please contact the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552 or via email

If you have questions about your stipend amount, please contact the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Financial Aid Office at