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Student Payroll

computer-monitor-purple-frame-md recolored.png   Going Green: Online Pay Stubs

All student employees with direct deposit can view and print their pay stub online via AC Data. Amherst is "going green" as of 12/5/14; if you have direct deposit, the College will discontinue your paper pay stub. Simply log on to AC Data to view your pay stub online.

The small number of student employees who currently receive their compensation by printed check will continue to receive paper pay stubs.

Student employees are encouraged to use direct deposit and online pay stubs as they are more secure and are accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week (with internet access). Pay stub information is available online one day ahead of the funds being deposited in the student employee’s bank account.

Any questions, please call the payroll office at 542-2814.

info-iconrecolor.png   AC Data Instructions

Instructions for accessing your online pay stub using AC Data:

1.  Log in to AC Data: https://acdata.amherst.edu
2.  Enter your Amherst College User ID and Password in the appropriate fields and click “Submit”
3.  Click “Employees” on the right side of the screen
4.  Click “Pay Advices” on the left side of the screen
5.  Click on the specific date of the pay advice desired (the most recent will be at the top of the list)

Note - the print settings on individual computers may need to be adjusted to print your pay stub on one page.

FAQrecolor.PNG   Student Payroll: Frequently Asked Questions

Direct Deposit
•  Can I deposit my pay to any bank?
•  How do I sign up for, or change, my direct deposit?
•  When will my direct deposit become effective?

Tax Status and Calculations
•  How do I change my tax status or exemptions?

Self-service with AC Data
•  How do I view my pay stub on AC Data?
•  When will my pay stub be available for viewing on AC Data?
•  How long will my pay stubs be available on AC Data?
•  What other pay information is available on AC Data?
•  How do I access my pay information if I no longer work at Amherst College?


Direct Deposit

•  Can I deposit my pay to any bank?
You may have your pay deposited to most banking institutions.  Please check with your bank to be sure they can accept an ACH file. The attached direct deposit fact sheet will provide additional information.

•  How do I sign up for, or change, my direct deposit?
Complete the student direct deposit form and attach documentation from your bank that shows your account number and the bank's transit routing number.

•  When will my direct deposit become effective?
If it is new or you are making a change to the account number, bank routing number, or type of account, it can take up to two pay periods to become effective.

Tax Status and Calculations

•  How do I change my tax status or exemptions?
Complete IRS Form W-4 for Federal taxes.
Complete Massachusetts Form M-4 for state taxes.
Any changes to your W-4 or M-4 will need to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Self-service with AC Data

•  How do I view my pay stub on AC Data?
Follow the simple steps listed here.

•  When will my pay stub be available for viewing on AC Data?
One day before the check date.

•  How long will my pay stubs be available on AC Data?
From the beginning of employment to one year after your graduation date.

•  What other pay information is available on AC Data?
Address maintenance, W-2 (from previous years), name preferences.

•  How do I access my pay information if I no longer work at Amherst College?
Contact the payroll office at 542-2813 and they can send you the necessary information.

CALENDAR recolor.png   Student Payroll Schedules

•  2015 Biweekly Payroll Schedule (Students)