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Student account direct deposit

Direct deposit is an easy, secure method that transfers funds directly to your bank account automatically. It is available for both your student account credit balance and student employment pay, but they must be set up separately.

You will need the routing number of your bank or credit union and your account number. Debit and credit card numbers will not work for direct deposit.

If you would like your deposit to go to a checking account, you can find your routing and account number at the bottom of a personal check. If you do not have a personal check handy, or if you are depositing your funds into a savings account, you can usually find the routing number on the website of your bank or credit union. If you are at all unsure of your routing or account number, contact customer service of your bank or credit union.

Once you have signed up for direct deposit, all credit balance funds will be automatically transferred into your designated checking or savings account.

Example check (note, the check number may appear before or after the account number). 

Your routing and account number at the bottom of a personal check, contact your bank or credit union if you have questions.

Resources for several commonly-used banks

Bank of America Routing Number

Chase Routing Number

Citibank Routing Number

TCF Bank Routing Number

US Bank Routing Number

Wells Fargo Routing Number

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