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Getting Paid at Vanderbilt

Undergraduate students are compensated with an hourly wage while Graduate/Professional students may be paid hourly or monthly.  Positions paid hourly require the employee to report their time worked using the online timesheet in Oracle Cloud via SkyVU.  If students hold more than one position they must select the applicable position when recording time.

Timesheet Process

Hourly paid employees must submit their Timesheet by the established deadline for proper approval.

Please view the timesheet guide and video for a student demo to acclimate yourself to the system.

Getting Paid

Payroll disbursements to student employees may be made as follows:

  • Vanderbilt University requires all employees to be paid via Direct Deposit.

  • Student workers may now create/update their payroll direct deposit account information online within the Pay module in Oracle Cloud.

  • Instructions for managing payroll direct deposit accounts in Oracle are available here.

Direct Deposit may take one or two pay periods to become effective, so during that time, you may receive a paper paycheck. Paper checks are mailed to the address we have listed in Oracle, so we request that you review your contact information regularly. To update your address, after logging into Oracle, click the Personal Information icon and then Contact Info.

If you have questions or need assistance please submit a service request via My Knowledge in Oracle (select the Payroll Category), or contact the Payroll team via email at