What You Need to Know About Grant-In-Aid (Supplementary Graduate Assistance)

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Effective September 1, 2019, remuneration for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants will be distributed as follows:

Salary and vacation pay will continue to be paid via payroll and deposited directly to your bank account. Grant-In-Aid will no longer be processed and paid via payroll.

Grant-In Aid is the “non-employment” portion of your Teaching Assistant (TA) and/or Graduate Assistant (GA) Salary.

Grant-In Aid will be posted to your student account. You should expect to see it posted to your student account on or around the 25th of every month. It will be automatically refunded to your bank account if you have EFT set up.

You will get your money faster if you create and update banking information linked to your student account. Please visit the following webpage to create or update banking information: sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/request. If banking information is not set up on your student account, you will receive a cheque to the address reflected on your student profile.

Please note that although banking information may already be linked to your payroll account, you will have to separately link your bank account to your student account.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is my Grant-In Aid?

Effective September 1, 2019, the Grant-In Aid Payment has been renamed Supplementary Graduate Assistance. Also effective September 1, the Supplementary Graduate Assistance payment will be posted to your student account on or around the 25th of each month.

Is there any change to the payment amounts?

No. The payment amount will remain the same, as per the CUPE 3903-1 and CUPE 3903-3 collective agreements.

How do I access these funds?

The funds will be automatically refunded. Cheques will be delivered to your address on file, unless you have signed up for Direct Deposit (recommended).

You will get your money faster if you create and update banking information linked to your student account. To learn how to do this, go to sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/request

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Your first point of contact should always be your Graduate Program Assistant (GPA).