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McGill HR: Workday-Related Loan

Read our latest update about Workday here.

Communication from HR for unions to share with members regarding delays in pay (AGSEM, AMUSE, AMURE)

October 30, 2020

Prepared by Sharon Sharma, CRHA

In an effort to provide immediate financial relief to students that are experiencing a delay in pay, the University is implementing the following measures to assist students in the short term:

  • Unpaid tuition fee balances for Fall 2020 will be automatically deferred, without interest, to January 6, 2021.

  • Any interest charged on Fall 2020 tuition fees will be reversed.

  • An interest-free loan in the amount of $1,500 will be made available via credit to their student account. This loan is repayable on January 6, 2021.

Student Accounts will be in contact with the students that have been identified by the University as having a delay in pay. These students will be contacted via their McGill student email address. The email will contain details on how to request the disbursement of this short term loan for deposit into their bank account.

If you have not been contacted by Student Accounts and have a delay in pay, you may reach out to them at to begin the process of accessing the loan, should you require it. The subject line of the email must include “Student employee.” You must also include your McGill ID number and the department/unit in which you are currently employed.

For your information, the link to the bi-weekly pay schedule for hourly and casual employees is below. There is normally a two-week lag in the pay schedule so this document may be useful for you to track payments owing for each pay period.

The University is working to resolve payment issues as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing a delay in pay and have not made Human Resources or your union aware of this, please do so immediately by raising a ticket with so that the issue can be addressed as quickly as possible.


Please note the following clarifications AGSEM received from McGill HR:

  • This loan is available to student employees that have a delay in pay, whether or not their employee profile is complete in Workday.

  • This loan should not impact students’ ability to apply for financial aid.

  • Holds on someone’s Student Account should not affect their ability to apply for this loan.

  • Instructions for how to repay this loan can be found on McGill’s website.

  • This loan is available for undergraduate students as well as graduate students.


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