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Direct Deposit

    Set up direct deposit ahead of time to get your refund quickly, smoothly and avoid delays. 

    • Refund processing occurs on weeknights.
    • The money will be available in your bank account in 2–3 business days, depending on your bank.
    • Setting up direct deposit allows funds to be deposited into your account only. Funds are not withdrawn from your account to pay your bill as a result of this authorization.
    • Parent PLUS loan refunds to parent borrowers are not eligible for direct deposit.
    • This direct deposit is not the same as your payroll direct deposit. If you get a paycheck from CU, you'll need to do both in Buff Portal.

    Direct Deposit Banking Disclosure

    CU Boulder has agreements with Elevations Credit Union for Buff One Banking. You have the option to open an account with Elevations Credit Union but you are not required to do so. To view the current agreement, see the CU Boulder and Elevations Credit Union campus agreement. For information about Buff One Banking’s features, fees, terms and conditions, see the Buffs Banking on the Elevations Credit Union website.

    If you have an existing bank account in your name from any bank or credit union, you can set up direct deposit for refunds using that account. Or, if you do not have a bank account, you can choose to open an account with any U.S. banking institution or credit union (as long as you qualify according to their eligibility requirements).

    You can change your banking account selection for direct deposit of tuition and fee refunds at any time.