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

Get to know Atlas

Vist Atlas to review your pay information.

Atlas is MIT's self-service and administrative services hub and provides an entry point for accessing MIT's financial sytems and tools. You can manage your personal information on file, review your benefits, and address payroll and other money matters under the About Me section of Atlas. See About Me on the top navigation bar.

You can reach Atlas from any page on the VPF website by looking for the red banner in the top right corner.

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 Atlas. You should also have been given the option of submitting a paper form. Learn more about setting up a direct deposit. Go to Atlas and view the Full Menu. Then scroll down to About Me and then to the Money Matters.

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

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 Atlas and select Direct Deposit Preferences from the Money Matters menu. Confirm that the bank routing number and your account numbers are correct.

Confirm your payday

Perhaps your pay has not been deposited yet because it isn’t payday. Faculty, salaried staff (also refered to as Administrative Staff), graduate students, and fellows are paid semimonthly, on the 15th of the month and on the last business day of the month. If either falls on a weekend or holiday, the pay date will be the business day that precedes that weekend or holiday.

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

Get to know Atlas

Vist Atlas to review your pay information.

Atlas is MIT's self-service and administrative services hub and provides an entry point for accessing MIT's financial sytems and tools. You can manage your personal information on file, review your benefits, and address payroll and other money matters under the About Me section of Atlas. See About Me on the top navigation bar.

You can reach Atlas from any page on the VPF website by looking for the red banner in the top right corner.

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 Atlas. You should also have been given the option of submitting a paper form. Learn more about setting up a direct deposit. Go to Atlas and view the Full Menu. Then scroll down to About Me and then to the Money Matters.

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

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 Atlas and select Direct Deposit Preferences from the Money Matters menu. Confirm that the bank routing number and your account numbers are correct.

Confirm your payday

Perhaps your pay has not been deposited yet because it isn’t payday. Faculty, salaried staff (also refered to as Administrative Staff), graduate students, and fellows are paid semimonthly, on the 15th of the month and on the last business day of the month. If either falls on a weekend or holiday, the pay date will be the business day that precedes that weekend or holiday.

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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