Graduate Student Enrollment Procedure

Attention Graduate Students on an Assistantship

The graduate payroll deduction program is an optional program for graduate students hired on assistantships that enables them to spread the payment of their residual tuition and mandatory fees, not covered by waivers, over eight pay periods via payroll deduction.  This program is offered for a nominal processing fee of $8 per semester.

The payroll deduction is available for the Fall and Spring semesters only. Graduate students must sign up each semester, a yearly option is no longer available.

If you are a graduate student hired on an assistantship and are interested in signing up for payroll deduction of residual tuition and certain mandatory fees, log into Workday to add a voluntary deduction. Follow this Reference Guide to enroll in Grad Voluntary Deductions.

Additional items to notate:

 Make a selection for:

  • the campus you are admitted at (if you are admitted through the Pullman campus but are at a research station or another off campus location, please check the Other button)
  • whether you have a Resident Tuition Waiver or not. Resident Tuition Waivers include Operating Fee Waivers, Qualified Tuition Reductions, All But Dissertation Waivers, and Grad School discretionary waivers. Your offer letter will specify if you received a Resident Tuition Waiver

If you are admitted through the Pullman campus but do not work in Pullman you may not owe these mandatory fees.  Have your department make a request to the Bursar’s Office to have these fees waived.

Watch for the Graduate Deduction credit to appear on your student account.  If it has not appeared by the end of the first week of class, please verify that you are enrolled in 10 credits or more and check with your department to make sure they have submitted paperwork for your appointment and funding.

Sign up for the graduate fee payroll deduction in Workday from August 1 – August 31.

Contact Payroll Services with any questions at or (509) 335-9575 

Graduate deduction tutorial video section

You may watch a video with step-by-step instructions at the following link to assist you in submitting your online graduate deduction authorization: graduate deduction