Give an Honorarium

An honorarium is a token of appreciation paid to an individual for services performed for which payment is not required.


  • Current employees and students are not eligible to receive an honorarium.
  • The recipient may not set the honorarium amount.
  • The arrangement between the individual and the University is informal. It does not involve a contract, and invoicing is not required, however, the amount of the honorarium should be specified in documentation provided to the recipient.

Step by Step

  1. Qualify Your Recipient

    Ensure the recipient is not a current employee or student.  If an individual is a non-resident alien, see the Global Education Office website for detailed instructions and required forms prior to making an Honorarium commitment to the individual.

  2. Determine if the Recipient is Set Up in RealSource

    See the RealSource User Help-Guide to determine how to search to see if the recipient is set up in RealSource
  3. Complete VP Consent Form Prior to Service if it exceeds 2K

    The VP Consent for Payments Over 2K Form must be completed by the department requesting services in advance of the commencement of services. Ensure the form has been completed in its entirety.

  4. Complete the One Time Payment Request in RealSource

    See the RealSource User Help-Guide to determine how to complete this form.

For More Information

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For help, please submit a Cherwell service ticket
Look Under School/Unit IT Support
Under Procurement Services, select Accounts Payable

Edit | Last updated: 12/16/2021