Sign Up for Direct Deposit in Your ZOT Account

Sent to a Custom List of Students on March 23

A Message From Campus Billing And Collections
& The Office Of Financial Aid And Scholarships

With many students having recently moved to new addresses and campus operations shifting to remote instruction and telecommuting, Campus Billing and Collections and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships are recommending that all students sign up for direct deposit in their ZOT Account.

How to Sign Up for Direct Deposit

Start by signing into your ZOT Account and selecting Electronic Refunds from the navigation menu. The link will take you to the Disbursement Electronic Funds Transfer (DEFT) application. We recommend that you choose Electronic Fund Transfer for direct deposit to your bank account. Enter in your banking information carefully because the system does not verify your information with your bank. You will receive a confirmation message at your UCI e-mail address after the process is complete.

If you are a student employee, there is a separate process for signing up for direct deposit of your paycheck. See the Direct Deposit page from the UCI Payroll Office for more information.

For Mailed Checks: Don't Forget to Update Your Address

If you selected "Paper Check" in the Disbursement Electronic Funds Transfer (DEFT) application, your funds will be mailed to the address you specified. If you have moved recently, we recommend logging in to check that your address is correct.

For more information, see the Direct Deposit page on the Financial Services website or contact Campus Billing and Collections at

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