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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Earn Type informational pages are provided as a historical reference tool for eligibility and rate information.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 Flat Fee w/OASI

(Social Security taxes deducted)

Payment of a fixed amount to a UW student employee based on a price agreed upon for production of a product rather than hours worked (must be approved by UW Payroll Office).

Payment 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 SFF if credits are above these limits.)

Undergraduate Student

Graduate Student

No limitations within designated employment types.

Amount made as a single payment or added to gross wages


Request Instructions and Form

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