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SMSU Graduate Assistants

SMSU graduate assistants and departments need to complete all documents as listed on the Graduate Assistant Hiring Checklist.
  • Reciprocity - If you are a resident of North Dakota or Michigan but work in Minnesota, you may be exempt form paying Minnesota state income taxes. See this file for more information. 
  • If Graduate Assistants will be driving on SMSU business, using an SMSU vehicle or renting an Enterprise vehicle, they must complete, sign, and submit a Vehicle Use Agreement.  Click here for the form.  See our travel tab for more information.



Direct Deposit is required for payment of all Grad Assistants payroll.  Sign up online using E-Services.

Pay Advices are available online through E-Services accounts.

Payments are all processed by direct deposit.  Please click here for additional direct deposit directions/information.  



revised 10/24/2011

Story Image Pat Carmody is Cowan Award Winner

Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 Cowain Award Winner, and will receive a special medal during Commencement exercises May 6.

Story Image Dene Kay Thomas is Commencement Speaker

Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College and an SMSU alumna, is this year's Commencement speaker

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