I've started as an intern in a university research lab recently and am under the direction of a really busy professor.
To get paid, I submitted a cheque sample to my university's finance department, but they informed me that my boss has to send in the proper paperwork before they can do anything.
Problem is, my boss told me he sent in those documents, but the finance people received nothing so far. I suspect that, being super busy, he forgot about it.
How can I politely ask my boss to verify if he did indeed send the documents? I don't want to come out as only caring about money, but I would like to get paid eventually.