Temporary employees with Florida A&M University say they want to know why they haven't been paid all semester.
A university spokesperson says a number of OPS employees, including graduate assistants and adjunct instructors, have not been paid.
A university professor says the root of the problem may involve the university switching over to half-year contracts for these employees.
A meeting of all university deans was held Wednesday morning to address the issue.
"Some people don't get financial aid, so they are practically broke. They are ready to say just forget it and are preparing to work at a supermarket or something," said FAMU graduate student Bryan Falla.
University officials say these employees and full-time employees are paid from a separate budget. The university hopes to have all of the checks in by the next pay period.