Direct Deposit/CUNY Scholar Card
CUNY offers two
electronic payment methods for students to receive refunds. Students may
choose the method most convenient for them.Electronic payment eliminates both the risk of losing a check and the need to physically visit a bank to make a deposit.
All refunds of financial aid and/or tuition and fees (except those paid
with a credit card) can be direct-deposited into your bank account. You
need to set up direct deposit through your CUNYfirst Self-Service
account by following these easy steps:
CUNY Scholar Card
1. Navigate to Self-Service >Campus Finances >Manage My Account
Click Add Account on the My Accounts page and enter the required
account information; then click Next. *TIP: Refer to your check or bank
to verify your bank code (routing number) and account information.
3. Make sure you then click Enroll in Direct Deposit.
4. Select your account nickname and click Next.
5. Read the Enroll in Direct Deposit Agreement, click Yes to agree and SUBMIT to finish.
CUNY will never ask you to confirm any personal information via email.
Always sign on to CUNYfirst to process your transactions and review
Now you can receive your financial aid balance, work-study or student payroll directly on the NEW CUNY Scholar Card. Your Money Network® Enabled CUNY Scholar Card gives you the purchasing power, functionality and security of a bank-issued prepaid card. Funds can be electronically delivered to your Money Network® Account in less time than it takes for a check or an ACH to clear in a traditional bank account. It's fast, safe and convenient! For more information, visit cunyscholarcard.com.
Students who do not opt to enroll in an electronic method will receive
a check at their mailing address. Students can review their mailing
address in CUNYfirst Self-Service.