The terms stipend and salary can be confusing, especially as they are often used interchangeably and improperly. Definitions follow:
|Payment of a living allowance for a training or learning experience from an individual fellowship award or institutional training grant||Payment of services rendered and there is an employee/employer relationship|
|The Center does not control the outcome of the individual's work product||The Center has control over the individual's work product|
|The Center does not deduct Federal taxes (income, FICA, etc.) on behalf of the stipend recipient||The Center is responsible for collection of all payroll taxes (income, FICA, etc.)|
|F&A (indirect costs) is not collected for expenses associated with a stipend award unless allowable by the funding agency's guidelines||F&A will be collected to the fullest extent as allowed by funding agency guidelines|
|Eligible for most benefits offered by the Center||Eligible for most benefits offered by the Center|
Will I Be Paid a Stipend or a Salary?
If the answer is yes to any of the following questions, chances are a salary, rather than a stipend will be paid to the individual: