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Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is available for all employees through the Michigan Automated Clearing House Association (MACHA) The University will deposit your paycheck electronically into an account you designate at any financial institution within the U.S.

Your pay will be automatically deposited into your checking or savings account safely and confidentially on pay day. You are provided with a detailed earnings statement accessible on the Employee Self-Service Portal. In addition, your financial institution will provide a monthly statement to let you know your account has been credited.

Enrollment is simple.

Access ESS (Employee Self-Service) at www.ebs.msu.edu. Click the EBS Login button at the top of the screen. Log in using your MSU NetID and password. You will be directed to the EBS Portal where you can select your ESS tab.

Select the ESS tab and then select the Payroll sub-tab. Select the ‘Direct Deposit Information’ heading. Click on the ‘pencil’ icon to set up a new direct deposit or to change an existing direct deposit.

For detailed instructions, click on the Direct Deposit How-To Guide.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your payroll cycle, changes to your bank information may not take effect until your next pay date.

If you encounter difficulties with the direct deposit process, please contact the Service Desk via email at itserve@msu.edu or via phone at (517) 884-3000.

The Payroll Office will continue to accept direct deposit authorization forms in paper format for a limited time. To request Direct Deposit via paper format, please complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form and include:

  • Name
  • ZPID (non-student) or APID (student)
  • Bank Name
  • Bank Routing Number
  • Account number (Double check your entry if you are not including a voided check.)
  • Check box for either Checking or Saving
  • Handwritten signature
  • Date
  • Phone number at which you can be reached

Return to the Payroll office by one of the following methods:

  • Visit in person: Bring your photo ID and complete the form on-site. Our office is located in the Hannah Administration Building, Room 350 and is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

  • US Mail: MSU Payroll Office, Hannah Administration Building, 426 Auditorium Rd, Room 350, East Lansing, MI 48824

  • Email: payroll@ctlr.msu.edu (scan or photograph the direct deposit form)
  • Fax: 517-353-1675

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