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Setting Up Direct Deposit  

Direct deposit is the fastest, safest, and most convenient way to receive refunds issued by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All students are required to enroll in direct deposit. Be sure to have your bank account and routing numbers ready before initiating the registration process. 

Steps to Enroll:  

Step 1: Log into the Nelnet Refund Portal using your NetID and password. You will be required to authenticate your student account using Duo authentication.  

Step 2: Select your school affiliation (legacy Rutgers or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences) from the home screen. Verify your school affiliation before beginning your enrollment. You will not receive your refund if you select the wrong school. 

Step 3: Confirm your identity by text or email.  

Text: Enter your 10-digit U.S. mobile number and click “Save.”  

Email: Select “Save.” You will automatically receive an email confirmation code from Student ABC in your ScarletMail inbox.  

Step 4: Enter your text or email confirmation code to proceed.  

Step 5: Select your refund method by clicking the “Bank Account (Direct Deposit)” option.  

Step 6: Provide the account information for the checking or savings account where you would like to receive your refund and click “Save.”  

This should not be debit/credit card information.  

Step 7: You are now enrolled in direct deposit and will receive your refunds faster and more securely.  

Still need help? Contact us  if you have questions or issues accessing your account.