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Earnings Type & Description


Earn Type informational pages are provided as a historical reference tool for eligibility and rate information. If you have questions on how pay is processed in Workday, please contact the Integrated Service Center (ISC) or call 206-543-8000

Earnings Type When Is It Used? Employment Type(s)/Limitations How Calculated / FTE / How Initiated


Student Award w/OASI

(Social Security taxes deducted)

One-time monetary award to a UW student based on specific criteria as developed and authorized by the department and described in the award qualifications (e.g., UW student chosen by faculty committee as Freshman of the Year).

Monetary award is subject to Social Security taxes:

  • For Undergraduates when credits taken are below 6.
  • For Graduates when credits taken are below 5.
  • For thesis/dissertation students (700-800 course) when credits taken are below 2.

(See AWU if credits taken are equal to or greater than these limits.)

Undergraduate Student

Graduate Student

No limitations within designated employment types.

Amount made as a single payment or added to gross wages


Department initiates award request with memo to Payroll Director.

UW computer payroll system automatically changes AWO to AWU when the credits are equal to or greater than the limit.