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Payroll Department

Direct Deposit

All employees at the University of South Carolina are required to register for direct deposit. Find out how you can set up and manage your account.

Ways to Set Up Direct Deposit

  1. Set up or make changes via PeopleSoft Employee Self Service under the Payroll tile. The pdf below, with step by step instructions, will walk you through the direct deposit set-up process.
  2. Stop by our office at 1600 Hampton Street, 7th Floor for assistance. Be prepared to bring with you all necessary bank routing and account information, along with identification. For regional campuses, please stop by the HR Office for assistance.


Columbia Employees

We will hold your check at the Payroll Office. You must be signed up for direct deposit and appear in person to have it released to you.

Employees on Other Campuses

The human resources office on your campus will hold your check. You must appear in person and be signed up for direct deposit to receive your paycheck.


Common Questions About Direct Deposit

Your direct deposit transaction will typically go into effect with your upcoming paycheck as long as you enter the information in Employee Self Service at least seven days prior to payday. If the direct deposit information is not entered on time or is not validated by the bank, you will most likely receive a paper check on your first payroll and will need to pick up your check from the Payroll office or from your designated HR location if you are employed outside of Columbia.

Yes, our system will accept up to three bank or credit union accounts. 

We recommend that any direct deposit changes are entered at least seven days prior to payday to be effective with the upcoming payroll. Changes are subject to validation by the bank to guarantee the direct deposit change will be successful.  

Direct deposit is mandatory for all employees.

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