Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

FINANCE
30.98
Revised 5-09
University Receivables
335-9651

Direct Deposit of Excess Financial Aid Funds

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REFUND OF EXCESS FINANCIAL AID

When University Receivables receives financial aid money for a student, the funds are used to pay off current term items, e.g., allowable outstanding tuition, fees, and University-contracted housing. Washington State University is limited by federal rules regarding what charges the University may automatically pay with financial aid.

Any residual funds are given to the student. The student may have a check mailed to the primary mailing address maintained in the University Name and Address File (see 90.70) or may apply to have the funds deposited directly to his or her checking account in any U.S. bank or credit union. The student may update her or his recorded primary mailing address by editing the Main Menu-->My Profile information at the zzusis portal website at:

http://zzusis.wsu.edu

University Receivables disburses refunds of excess financial aid on the first class day of the semester.

Requesting Direct Deposit of Refund

To authorize University Receivables to directly deposit a financial aid refund to a checking account, the student must complete an online request for Student Account Direct Deposit. The form is available from the My Profile area of the zzusis website.

Process

After the direct deposit process is in place, excess financial aid funds and/or any other type of refunds are credited to the student's bank account. Generally, funds are available within three business days after the entry for excess funds appears in the online WSU student account information. Students should verify bank balances before writing checks.

The student may view the status of his or her student account from the Student Finances section of the zzusis portal website. To access the website, go to:

http://zzusis.wsu.edu

Direct deposit continues until the student discontinues the direct deposit by going online to the My Profile section of the zzusis portal and deleting or changing the direct deposit information.