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Graduate and undergraduate student will be exempt from FICA withholding on University wages during the summer periods identified below if they meet the enrollment tests described. The FICA exclusion registration table below is provided to clarify the relationship between registration dates and pay period end dates for the FICA exclusion.
|Twin Cities||May 21 - August 3|
|Duluth||May 14 - July 27|
|Morris||May 14 - July 27|
|Crookston||June 4 - July 28|
Graduate students who are enrolled for a total of 3 credits for Summer Session with be exempt from FICA on employment earnings during the entire summer academic period if they have pre-registered for Summer Session. (See exception for certain Ph.D. candidates and Advanced Masters students below.)
Undergraduate students who are enrolled for a total of 6 credits for summer will be exempt from FICA on employment earnings during the entire summer academic period if they have pre-registered for Summer Session.
The following graduate students need only one credit during Summer Session to be exempt from FICA:
Graduate and undergraduate students who sufficiently register according to the above guidelines for Summer Session and are eligible to enroll for Fall Semester classes, will be exempt from FICA withholding during the break period between Summer Session and Fall Semester. Any exceptions are noted below.
|Campus||Dates of Break|
|Twin Cities||August 4 - September 3|
|Duluth||July 28 - September 3 (No Break - More than 5 weeks)|
|Morris||July 28 - August 26|
|Crookston||July 29 - August 27|
Note the Following Information Items Concerning Summer Registration:
|Pay Period End Date||Registered By||Pay Date|
|05/20/12 (Morris and Duluth)|| |
|06/03/12 (All except Crookston)|| |
|06/17/12 (All Campuses)|| |
|07/07/12 (All Campuses)|| |
|07/15/12 (All Campuses)|| |
|07/29/12 (All Campuses)|| |
|08/12/12 (All except Duluth)|| |
|08/26/12 (All except Duluth)*|| |
|09/09/12(Twin Cities only)*|| |
* Note: For the period ending 08/26/12, students in Morris and Crookston will be covered if registered for either Summer or Fall semester. For the period ending 09/09/12 students in the Twin Cities will be covered if registered for either Summer or Fall, and students in Duluth, Crookston, and Morris will be covered for Fall only.
Students in the Twin Cities and Duluth not sufficiently registered for Fall Semester by September 12, 2012 will have FICA withheld from wages related to the first pay period of the Fall semester starting September 4, 2012 and payable on September 19, 2012.