Stipend information

General stipend information

Payments are requested once a week and only after all relevant forms have been submitted by the student and faculty mentor.

  • Once the payment request has been processed, you will receive an email from J.P. Morgan Chase to accept your stipend electronically. If you do not respond to that email within 14 days, a paper check will be printed and mailed.
  • Electronic payments are only available to students who have U.S. bank accounts. Wire transfers may be available for those who do not have a U.S. bank account.
  • The College will only send checks to the student's Hinman Box or to the legal mailing address listed in Banner Student. Check your Banner record to be sure that your mailing address is correct.
  • For additional information, see the digital payment FAQ's 

Payment information for students whose country of taxation is not the U.S. 

  • You are required to register through Sprintax, and you will need to update your Sprintax record every calendar year.
  • You may be subject to a 14 percent tax, and any taxable amount will be deducted automatically from your stipend so the amount you receive will be reduced by that amount.
  • For more information, see the tax information webpage.

If you do not receive your payment within 2-3 weeks, contact UGAR. There are a variety of reasons why a payment may be delayed:

  • You and/or your faculty mentor have not submitted the required form(s) to UGAR.
  • If your country of taxation is not the U.S., your Sprintax account may need to be updated.
  • Accounts Payable may be delayed in processing payment requests.
  • The email from J.P. Morgan Chase may have gone to your junk/spam folder (or you may have missed it in your email InBox).
  • Your payment may have been lost somewhere along the way (e.g. paper check went astray in the mail).

Students are eligible to receive no more than the total amount of funding specified in the UGAR award letter.

  • For example, faculty cannot pay students wages for the UGAR-funded research.

Click the sections below for information about specific program payments.