Direct Deposit of Refunds

Direct Deposit of Refunds

Direct Deposit is the most convenient method to receive your refund.  You no longer have to wait for your refund check to arrive by mail.  If you are entitled to a refund, you can have your refund deposited into your personal checking or savings account.  Please refer to the instructions below to set up your account.   Please note that refunds can only be deposited to your personal checking or saving account, no other types of accounts are allowed for direct deposit. 

To set up your Direct Deposit account information, log into WPConnect and go to the Bill Payment section.  Click on Bill and Payments and then select “Refunds” from the top menu bar.  You must enroll in Two-Step Verification to create or update a Refund Method. Please proceed to My Profile (top right) and click on Security Settings to enroll.  Once you enroll in Two-Step Verification, you can proceed in adding, changing or removing an account for direct deposit.

Instructions to add a new bank account for direct deposit refunds.

  • Click on the "Refunds" tab and click on "Set Up Account" .  You will be required to complete the Two-Step Verification by receiving a passcode.  Once you enter the passcode, click the green "Verify" button.   You will then be able to select an existing account or set up a new account for direct deposit.
  • To use an existing account that you previously saved as a payment method, click on the button for the bank account that you wish to use for direct deposit of your refund.
  • To create a new account, click on the option to "Set up a New Account".  You will need your ABA routing and bank account numbers to enter your account information.  You must create a name to save your payment method.  Please review  the information that you entered for accuracy and click “Continue”.
  • To complete the process, you must read the agreement form and click on the “I Agree” box if you want the University to credit funds to your personal checking or saving account.
  • Click "Print Agreement" to keep a copy for your records and then click "Continue" to finalize the set up of your account for refunds.

Instructions to change or remove Direct Deposit information.

If you currently have a payment method set up for direct deposit and want to change or remove an existing account for refunds follow the instructions below.

  • Click on the "Refunds" tab from the top menu bar to change or remove an existing account for your refunds.  
  • Go to the Current Refund Method section and click the button on the far right and select "Remove" if you no longer want your refund to be deposited into the saved payment method. 
  • Select "Update" to set up a new account or to use another existing account for direct deposit of your refund.  To set up a new account, you will need your ABA routing and bank account numbers to enter your account information.  You must create a name to save your payment method.  Please review the information that you entered for accuracy and click “Continue”.
  • To complete the process, you must read the agreement form and click on the “I Agree” box if you want the University to credit funds to your personal checking or saving account.
  • Click "Print Agreement" to keep a copy for your records and then click "Continue" to finalize the set up of your account for refunds.

Please be sure that your ABA routing and account numbers are correct to ensure that your refund is posted to your bank account in a timely manner.  Please remember that if you close your bank account or change banking institutions you must remove the refund option for direct deposit by going to “Refunds” and click on the "Remove” option.  If your refund is rejected because of an incorrect ABA routing and/or account numbers, you will receive a paper check in the mail, which will delay you receiving your refund.

If you are eligible for a refund and your account is set up for direct deposit, an automatic email notification will be sent to your WPU email account to inform you of your direct deposit refund.  Your direct deposit refund will appear in your account within 72 hours after it is processed.

 

Office of Student Accounts

College Hall, Room 320
973-720-2234
studentaccounts@wpunj.edu

Office Hours
Fall/Spring
M-F 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Summer
May 21 - Aug 17
M-Th 8:00 am - 5:15pm*

*The weeks of Memorial Day and July 4 follow the 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule.