Payments to Students

Students are encouraged to take advantage of receiving their tuition refunds, financial aid overages, and student payroll as direct deposit versus a check.

The benefits of direct deposit are:

  • It's faster — funds are available in the student's bank before any checks are issued.
  • It's easier — students don't have to make a trip to the bank to cash the check.
  • It's safer — direct deposits never get lost in processing.
  • It's free — no fees are charged to participate.

More information is available on the Payments & Billing Office website at under "Payments & Refunds" and then under "Direct Deposit for Refunds." Sign up for direct deposit by logging into the Minnesota State web portal (eServices) and going to “Direct Deposit Setup” under the Financial Aid section.