The FWS payroll takes place in the Office of Financial Aid on a biweekly basis. Timesheets are submitted every two weeks on the Monday following the end date pay period, for the prior fourteen days worked. Students will be provided with a FWS Payroll Calendar for the academic year at the time of hiring. Payroll is a deadline driven process. The FWS payroll calendar includes important dates such as, the Pay Period (begin and end date), Timesheet Deadline and Pay Date.  Amount of earning may vary depending on the pay rate and amount of hours worked in a pay period (i. e. 20 hrs. per weeks/$7.25 hr.).

Note: As of December 31, 2013 New York State’s Minimum Wage has been increased from $7.25 to $8.00 per hour.

Checks will be mailed to the student’s address on record (Campus Community). However, student employees may opt to receive their “paycheck” via direct deposit. Students can obtain more information by following steps below:

  • Log on to CUNYfirst
  • HR/Campus Solutions
  • Self Service
  • Campus Finance
  • Manage my Direct Deposit
    • Enroll in Direct Deposit

Enroll in Direct Deposit

Manage my Direct Deposit

Students may have access to their Paystubs, Compensation History, and W2 forms via CUNYfirst:

  • Log on to CUNYfirst
  • HR/Campus Solutions
  • Self Service
  • Payroll and Compensation
    • Select your choice from the sub-menu

Payroll and Compensation

FWS Paycheck History


Fall graduation candidates and/or students who will not be enrolled at least half time during the spring 2014 semester, must stop working the last day of the fall semester.