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Direct Deposit

Over 92% of ISU employees have their pay directly deposited to their bank. The benefits of direct deposit are:

  • Convenience - Eliminate trips to pick up and deposit checks. 
  • Security - Eliminate lost or stolen checks
  • Flexibility - Funds may be sent to up to three different bank accounts.

To comply with NACHA rules, please advise the Payroll Office if you receive your pay via direct deposit at a U.S. bank and intend to transfer the entire payment amount to a bank in another country.

In order to enroll in Direct Deposit, you may use Employee Self-Service, or fill out the Direct Deposit Authorization Form and return it to the University Payroll Office.


Routing Number

The routing number is the nine-digit number in the bottom left corner of your check. A routing number NEVER begins with “5.” DO NOT copy the numbers from a deposit slip. Usually, these are not valid. 
*If you are not sure what the routing number is, contact your bank.

Account Number

The account number is a series of numbers found at the bottom of your check following the routing number. Do not enter your debit card number – this is not your account number.
*If you are not sure what the account number is, contact your bank.

Check Example


Direct Deposit enrollment for payroll purposes is independent of Student Accounts and Business Office. To receive Student Accounts and Business Office payments via direct deposit, please visit the sites below.

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