Stipend question

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  1. glasscandie

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    How do stipends get paid out - monthly? Is it through the summer as well? It's taxed, right?
     
  2. BorntoRun

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    depends, depends, depends. For all of these it really does come down to the department. The information isn't always easy to find on websites; you might consider e-mailing current grad students or asking during interviews.
     
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    This is for us, but probably isn't indicative of anywhere else.

    We're paid every two weeks, we're not taxed and I think we should be, and I don't think we get paid during the summer. Summers for us usually entail us teaching a course for additional money. The bonus there is the more courses you teach, the more money you get for teaching subsequent courses.
     
  4. psy86

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    FYI, your stipend is most likely still taxable income, even if your university never takes taxes out. You're still technically obligated to report it and pay taxes on it.
     
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    I have a teaching assistanceship (TA), get paid monthly, and it is taxed (amount depending on number of exemptions). I generally don't get paid during the summer unless I get one of the limited summer TAs. Although I also have a couple department related clinical externships that pay me hourly.
     
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    I have a grad assistantship (GA) with a stipend that's paid bi-weekly, with tax withholding. It is considered regular, taxable income.
     
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    I get paid bi-weekly but there is no tax info on my paystub.
     
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