Direct Deposit / Pay Card

The Ohio State University uses a paperless system for all paychecks and pay stub information.  See below for information on direct deposit and pay card options.


Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the process by which the university deposits your paycheck directly into your checking account, savings account, or pay card. There are several benefits to direct deposit:

  • Security: Direct Deposit is safe because your pay is automatically deposited into your account on pay day - no worrying about lost or stolen checks. 

  • Speed: Direct Deposit is fast because your check is instantly deposited into your account and available on pay day - no standing in long bank lines or waiting for your check to clear. 

  • Simplicity: Direct Deposit is simple because your pay is deposited into your checking, savings or pay card account on time, correctly and confidentially. 


Enroll In or Update Your Direct Deposit Elections

To enroll in or make changes to your direct deposit, log in to Workday, open the Benefits and Pay Hub app and click on Payment Elections. Make sure you have your bank account number(s) and corresponding routing number(s) ready. See below if you are interested in obtaining a pay card.

Your funds should be directly deposited into your requested account(s) within 1-2 pay periods. An email notification will be sent to your account.

Direct Deposit Instructions                                   Direct DEPOSIT FAQ            


Pay Card

Ohio State employees now may receive their pay through direct deposit to a pay card, which can be used at millions of ATMs and anywhere Visa is accepted.

No change is necessary for employees who currently use direct deposit with existing checking or savings accounts.

Activate your card

Read the instructions that come with your card - including account rules. Then activate your card.

Set up direct deposit

Use your account and routing numbers to set up your direct deposit to your Wisely Pay Card.

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