If payday comes but you find that your pay has not been deposited into your bank account, take these steps.

Check your direct deposit setup

All MIT employees—including students—must set up direct deposit to their personal bank accounts in order to be paid. When you were hired as an employee, you should have received an email inviting you to enter your direct deposit information on the Atlas website. You should also have been given the option of submitting a paper form. Learn more about setting up a direct deposit.

If you are a student, the Student Financial Services team or your supervisor should have directed you to the Atlas website.

If you are a union member, please review your contract for any policies related to direct deposit.

Review your bank information

If your bank has not received a deposit from MIT on the day that you expect your pay, make sure the bank information you filed with the Institute is correct. The fastest way to do this is to visit the “About Me” page of the Atlas website and select “Direct Deposit Preferences” from the “Money Matters” menu. Confirm that the routing and account numbers are correct.

Confirm your payday

Perhaps your pay has not been deposited yet because it isn’t payday. Administrative staff payday is the last business day of the month. If you receive your pay on a weekly basis, payday is Friday. If Friday is a holiday, payday that week is the preceding business day.

Get help locating your pay

If you find all your banking information to be correct but your pay was not deposited on the day it was due, contact VPF’s Payroll Service Center for assistance.

The Details

Check your direct deposit setup

All MIT employees—including students—must set up direct deposit to their personal bank accounts in order to be paid. When you were hired as an employee, you should have received an email inviting you to enter your direct deposit information on the Atlas website. You should also have been given the option of submitting a paper form. Learn more about setting up a direct deposit.

If you are a student, the Student Financial Services team or your supervisor should have directed you to the Atlas website.

If you are a union member, please review your contract for any policies related to direct deposit.

Review your bank information

If your bank has not received a deposit from MIT on the day that you expect your pay, make sure the bank information you filed with the Institute is correct. The fastest way to do this is to visit the “About Me” page of the Atlas website and select “Direct Deposit Preferences” from the “Money Matters” menu. Confirm that the routing and account numbers are correct.

Confirm your payday

Perhaps your pay has not been deposited yet because it isn’t payday. Administrative staff payday is the last business day of the month. If you receive your pay on a weekly basis, payday is Friday. If Friday is a holiday, payday that week is the preceding business day.

Get help locating your pay

If you find all your banking information to be correct but your pay was not deposited on the day it was due, contact VPF’s Payroll Service Center for assistance.

Did You Know?

You can customize your direct deposit preferences online to add an additional account.
Research and teaching assistant stipends are considered earned income and are subject to income tax withholding requirements.
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