Financial aid changes help ease of use for students

By Holly Michele Naylor

Union students received numerous e-mails in the past few months about the Office of Financial Aid’s new Direct Deposit System.

Paper checks will no longer be given for workship hours or refunds after the fall 2010 semester, and money will be deposited directly into each individual’s checking or savings account.

“It is a more timely, efficient process,” said Gary Carter, senior vice president for business and financial services.

Carter also said the new system and the distribution of checks will be much easier for students, and signing up for this mandatory switch can be done within a few minutes.

To sign up for direct deposits, students should log into the Webadvisor website and select “AP Check Bank Information,” under “Financial Information.” Next, they should enter the routing number, account number and account type and agree to the terms and conditions, then submit the information. A confirmation e-mail should immediately appear in students’ e-mail inbox. If it does not, students should check to see if the information has been submitted correctly.

Carter said students will save time and paper checks will no longer be lost when they make the transition to the direct deposit system.

Further questions should be directed to Tina Giddens, student accounts bookkeeper, at

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