Direct Deposit

To be able to receive a refund, the student needs to be enrolled in direct deposit. Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of funds into a checking or a savings account. It is the quickest, safest, and most efficient way of transferring funds. Students may use their checking or savings account or may use their parent's checking or savings account to receive their refund. The checking or savings account must be a U.S. account. If you do not have a U.S. bank account, you will need to establish one before you can enroll in direct deposit.

A refund to a student occurs when the University owes the student money. A refund could be generated due to financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) being applied to the student's account that covers more than what is being charged, a departmental credit, or an overpayment. Students are notified by email to their official University email account when a student refund has been processed

Funds will NOT be withdrawn to make a payment from the bank account set up for Direct Deposit purposes.

If you are already signed up for direct deposit to receive your Graduate Assistant or Student Employment payroll checks via ACH, your student account refund(s) will be automatically processed into the same bank account. 

To enroll in or update direct deposit:

Students log into the UI-Integrate Self-Service website and complete the steps below:

  • Select “Account Billing Information”
  • Select “Direct Deposit”

The University maintains strict confidentiality with all bank account information.