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Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of your pay directly into your bank or credit union account. By transferring funds electronically, there is no need for a printed paycheck. Currently, more than 97% of all Ohio University employees are paid through direct deposit. To enroll in direct deposit, complete the Direct Deposit Form OR access My Personal Information and choose "Manage Payments and Direct Deposits".

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of direct deposit for me?

For one thing, you won’t have to stop at the bank to deposit your check. Money will be deposited into your account early payday morning. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of a lost or stolen check. A direct deposit account can be set up at any U.S. financial institution.

What are the benefits of direct deposit for the university?

For the university, direct deposit helps conserve resources and save money. Paper processing is expensive, requiring purchases of both paper and ink. Direct deposit bolsters Ohio University’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact by eliminating printed pay checks, which supports its Green Initiative.

Which banks accept direct deposit?

Any U.S. financial institution can accept direct deposit.

How do I log in to My Personal Information to view my pay slips?

Go to:  You will need to log in using your OHIO ID and password. Click on “My Personal Information", then choose “Payslip”. 

Is my information secure?

Yes. You will use your Ohio ID and password to access your payroll information. Ohio University’s data security protections are based on industry best practices to safeguard your information. 

If you need help getting into My Personal Information, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or

How many years of pay information will be available for viewing?

The Oracle system will maintain the current year’s pay stubs as well as those from the prior two full years, and you will have access to those records through My Personal Information. Payroll and University Human Resources will continue to maintain your full earnings history, beyond two years, if you need older data.