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CUNY offers electronic payment methods for students to receive their Financial Aid and Tuition refunds, including their Federal Work Study payments. Electronic payment methods eliminate the chance that your check will get lost, misdirected, or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once you receive it. You will not need to physically visit a bank to make a deposit. There are no fees from CUNY for using Direct Deposit. Signing up is EASY! Enroll TODAY. 

Direct Deposit will transfer funds directly to student’s personal bank account.

Graduate Center and School of Journalism students interested in Direct Deposit should contact their Bursar’s Office prior to enrollment.

Follow the three-step process to enroll:

1. Collect Necessary Banking Info and Log On to CUNYFIRST

The Routing/ABA (American Banker’s Association) Number is used to identify your specific financial institution.

  • Checking Accounts – The routing number is found at the bottom of your personal check.
  • Savings Accounts – Contact your financial institution to obtain your routing number.

 

Warning: A bank may have several routing numbers. Enter the specific routing number listed on your check or provided by your bank to prevent delays in processing your refunds.

2. Entering your bank information

*TIP: Refer to your check or bank to verify your Routing/ABA Number and account information.

Warning: A bank may have several routing numbers associated with it. Be mindful to enter the specific routing number listed on your check or provided by your bank to prevent delays in processing your refunds.

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