Why should I sign up for a pay card?

Direct deposit has advantages over paper checks for a variety of reasons, including greater security, speed and simplicity. Starting July 1, 2019, Ohio State will pay all employees through a direct deposit option - either a checking account, savings account or pay card. (Paper checks will no longer be an option.)

You can choose the direct deposit option that works best for your situation, including splitting your pay into several accounts. A pay card is simply one of the options for direct deposit. 

Wisely Pay card publishes a webpage that provides some details about its pay card system.