Human Resources

Direct Deposit

The University at Albany participates in the New York State Direct Deposit Program. Through this program, you may choose to have your NET salary partially or entirely directly deposited via Electronic Funds Transfer with any financial institution within the 50 States that is capable of receiving transactions through the Automated Clearing House System.

Employees are responsible for immediately reimbursing the University if funds are deposited for which the employee is not entitled.


  • Enrollment forms can be downloaded here and are available in the University Payroll Office, UAB 300, (518) 437-3830.

  • Enrollment forms must be turned into the Office of Human Resources, UAB 300. A portion of the form must be completed by your financial institution unless you are depositing to a checking account in which case attaching a VOIDED check will suffice.

  • If you are off the payroll for the summer, your direct deposit will be inactivated.  To reactivate with no changes, complete the reactivation request form. (Hourly Student Assistants and Work-study students are not terminated at the end of the spring semester so their Direct Deposit will remain active).


  • Direct Deposit is automatically cancelled if your employment is terminated for more than three pay periods. Complete the Reactivation Request to re-enroll.

  • Employees routinely low on time or incurring lost time due to lack of accruals may be cancelled from the program.

  • Employees routinely failing to turn in time sheets/time cards in a timely fashion may be cancelled from the program.

Reactivation of existing Direct Deposit (form)