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ENROLL IN DIRECT DEPOSIT

What it is and how to set it up.


WHAT IS DIRECT DEPOSIT?

Direct deposit is a method of payment that electronically transfers funds to your checking or savings account.

UC San Diego strongly encourages you to set up a direct bank deposit account via Tritonlink. It is the fastest, most secure, and environmentally friendly way to receive student account refunds.

Direct deposit also ensures you receive various types of credit refunds, including:


HOW DO I SET UP DIRECT DEPOSIT?

Use the Direct Deposit tool via Tritonlink. You must specify one U.S. personal checking or savings account as your direct bank deposit account. Once you enroll, it may take 10-12 business days to verify your direct deposit account. During this process, the account status will display as “Pending” - once verified, the status will change to “Active.”

When enrolling in direct deposit, you may use a paper check or deposit slip to obtain the routing and checking account number (see illustration). This information may also be available on your bank billing statements or by contacting your banking institution.

SAMPLE CHECK

sample check

IMPORTANT!

While a direct deposit account is pending, any refund disbursement will be issued as a paper check to one’s current mailing address. You can request to hold this process by emailing us at refunds@ucsd.edu.

Direct deposit is for refunds only. The University will not use your direct deposit information to auto-debit from your account.

Direct deposit information will not transfer to or from the online payment portal.


TROUBLESHOOTING

Direct deposit enrollment will be unsuccessful if:

  • A debit card number is used as the account number.
  • An "electronic" routing number is entered.
  • You designate a joint account as your direct deposit account.
  • You designate a money market account (must be a savings or checking account).
  • The checking or savings account is closed.

If you recently closed the bank account used for your direct deposit, you must:

If a refund disburses to your closed direct deposit account, Student Financial Solutions will re-issue the funds as a paper check and mail it to the current mailing address on file. This process may take up to 10-15 business days. If you elect to re-enroll in direct deposit, our office can hold the funds per customer request and reissue the refund once the account information is verified.

 

QUESTIONS?

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