Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is utilized for many of the University employees and allows workers to be paid straight into their bank account. On the last business day of each month, the money is wired to the bank account that is set up, and the money shows up automatically at 8am. It’s convenient, paperless, and requires minimal effort to set up. A direct deposit can be canceled or changed at any time the employee desires to do so. For frequently asked questions about direct deposit, please look below.


Why should I sign up for direct deposit?

  • It’s EASY! All you need to do is attach a voided check to our direct deposit form.
  • You don’t have to come all the way to WOU to pick up a manual check at the end of every month.
  • If you forget that you’re supposed to get paid, it doesn’t matter! The money will already be in your bank account.
  • If you accidentally lose your manual check, you have to fill out a Replacement Check Form and wait for it get approved and for a new check to be printed. You could be using that money if you just had it in your bank.
  • You can still view your pay stubs for each month by looking on WolfWeb.
  • There’s no reason not to!


How do I sign up for direct deposit?

To sign up for Direct Deposit, go to Human Resources and fill out a Direct Deposit Form. If you have a checkbook, please attach a voided check to the document before submitting it. The Direct Deposit Form can also be accessed online through our Forms Page. When signing up, please have your bank account number and the routing number of your bank handy.


When do I need to sign up by?

In order for your direct deposit to be in effect for the next payroll cycle, please have it submitted to Human Resources by the 10th of the month to avoid any complications. If the direct deposit form is submitted after the 10th of the month, the employee may need to still pick up a manual check for that month.


How do I make changes to my direct deposit?

To change your direct deposit information, fill out a new form and fill out the section labeled: Changing Your Current Direct Deposit, and check the box that applies to your situation.




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