Payroll Services

Campus Address
120-30 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building, Suite 30
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Calls answered Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In-person meetings by appointment only

Welcome to University of Iowa Payroll Services. We are here to provide reliable, comprehensive payroll services to faculty, staff, and students.

Our team handles financial records, processes taxes, and oversees payroll for more than 30,000 employees every month. We are committed to accurate and timely payroll processing that adheres to federal, state, and university regulations.

To learn about time, vacation, and sick leave reporting, as well as the HR Transaction System, reach out to UI Workforce Operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check your W-4 withholding regularly. If your life situation changes, like getting married or having a child, it may effect how much tax is withheld from your paycheck. If you claim exempt on a W-4 form and you still qualify for an exemption, you need to fill out a new form by February 15 each year.

You can enter your information for an exemption from federal tax in Employee Self-Service. To claim an exemption from state tax, you need to fill out a paper form and provide it to Payroll Services. Paper forms can be found on the W-4 webpage.

You pay state taxes based on where you work. If you live in a state other than Iowa or Illinois but work in Iowa, fill out an Iowa W-4.

To request a new paycheck, contact Accounts Payable at 319-335-0115. Banks do not have to cash checks that are six months or older.

If you lost or damaged your paycheck, contact Payroll Services to request a new one.

For Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, contact  For Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Information, contact

Monthly payroll cutoffs are five business days from the end of the month. Complete your direct deposit and W-4 form requests before the cutoff in Employee Self-Service. You will receive your monthly paycheck on the first working day of each month.

HR representatives can submit departmental transaction forms any time during the month, but the forms must be completed through Workflow five business days from the end of the month.

Biweekly payroll is processed every other Thursday. To be included in the payroll, submit your time records by the Tuesday before. Departmental deadlines may vary. You will receive your biweekly paycheck every other Tuesday.

To see and print your wage and earnings statements, go to Employee Self Service > Time & Pay > Paycheck History.

University of Iowa W-2 forms are available in January of each year. Visit this page for additional information on receiving W-2 forms.

For more information about payroll, please visit the Payroll A-Z page.

If you have payroll issues: