Office of Business Operations

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is a free service that automatically deposits checks from the University of Northern Iowa into any checking or savings account you choose. This service is for financial aid refunds for students and reimbursements for staff/faculty. If you have questions regarding your direct deposit for payroll, please visit:  If you are a parent and would like to set up direct deposit for a Parent PLUS loan, please download the Parent Plus Direct Deposit Authorization form here


Signing up for Direct Deposit:

 Direct deposit sign-up

Step 1:

Log into MyUNIverse at  Select "Direct Deposit Sign-up" in the My Page tab.


Step 2:

To access your direct deposit information, you may have to enroll in Duo Authentication. To enroll in Duo, please follow the prompts, or visit: for step-by-step instructions.

 Enter bank information 

Step 3:

Enter the routing number and your bank account number.  Select whether the information you entered is for a checking or savings account. Click "Continue."

 Direct Deposit Confirmation

Step 4:

A confirmation displays with the information you entered. Click "Save Direct Deposit Information.

If you have any questions about signing up for direct deposit, please contact the Student Accounts team at or by phone at 319-273-2164. If you have difficulty using Duo Authentication, please contact the IT Help Desk at 319-273-5555.