The Cashiers Office is the resource for payment of tuition and other miscellaneous payments. GTCC accepts cash, checks, money orders, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
You can now sign up for direct
deposit for any financial aid disbursements or other refunds! You
will get the money deposited into your bank account the same day
that everyone else's check is being put into the
It is faster, safer and better
for the environment!
Please log into your WebAdvisor account and select the link
"Bank Account Information". You will need to have your bank account
number and routing number available to complete the
Q. What is direct deposit?
A. Direct deposit is also known as Electronic
Funds Transfer (EFT) and delivers your money into your bank,
savings and loan or credit union quickly and safely. The U.S.
Treasury sends an electronic message to your bank, savings and loan
or credit union crediting your account with the exact amount of
your deposit. You can withdraw money, put some in savings or pay
bills-the things you do with your money now. The difference is,
your check isn't printed or mailed. If you choose not to receive
Direct Deposit payments, you will continue to receive a check. That
check would be mailed on the same day that the direct deposit would
be credited to your account.
Q. What are the advantages of direct deposit?
A. Some advantages are:
• Financial Control: With direct deposit, you are in control: 1)
you may have your monies deposited to your account; 2) you may
change your financial institution at any time; and 3) you may
cancel your authorization at any time.
• Privacy: Direct deposit is one of the most confidential methods
of processing your monies and access to your financial account
information is restricted; there are privacy laws to protect your
• Reliability: Funds are automatically deposited into your
selected financial account even if you are out of town, sick or
unable to get to the bank.
• Security: No worries about lost or stolen checks; funds are
automatically deposited to your account.
• Convenience: No matter where you are, your monies will be sent
to your account.
Q. Do I have to receive my benefits electronically?
A. No. If you choose not to receive Direct
Deposit payments, you will continue to receive a check. That check
would be mailed on the same day that the direct deposit would be
credited to your account.
Q. I'm interested in receiving my benefits electronically.
What should I do?
A. Here are three options:
• If you have an account, contact your bank, savings and loan or
credit union. They can answer your questions about direct deposit.
The bank will also be able to provide you with the routing number
and account number in case you are concerned about identifying that
• If you don't have an account, consider opening one and sign up
for direct deposit at that time. Most banks, savings and loans and
credit unions offer a variety of accounts, including accounts
designed for students, some with little or no fees. Look for one
that meets your needs.
• You can purchase a reloadable debit card at many retail
locations. Card types and charges vary so GTCC recommends that you
understand all terms before signing up for a card. Make sure that
you can get the routing number and account number that will be
needed for the direct deposit enrollment.
Please note: You may use either a
checking account or a savings account. The account must be with a
Q. How do I sign up for direct deposit?
A. You may sign up electronically on WebAdvisor. Select the link
for Bank Information. Complete the form and select submit. That's
Q. When I sign up for direct deposit, how long does it
take before my money is in my account?
A. GTCC will begin transmitting student financial
aid disbursements and student refund payments during the Summer of
2012. The first distribution is anticipated to be on June 20, 2012.
In order to participate in that first run, you must be signed up by
June 6, 2012. After that, we cannot guarantee that your first
disbursement will be via direct deposit.
Q. The enrollment form asks for my checking or savings
account number and my bank's routing number. How do I find that
A. Checking and savings account numbers are
normally notes at the bottom of your checks as well as the 9 digit
routing number. In order to avoid confusion on properly recording
your information, you may want to contact your bank and request
assistance. Additionally, in WebAdvisor there are
examples. Please click on the link at the top of the banking
information form to see those examples.
Q. How do I know when my money is in my account so I can
pay my bills?
A. You will receive an email in your gtcc email
that the money has been transmitted and what the deposit date will
be. Please check with your bank to be sure that your money is in
Q. When can I use my money?
A. Your money is available for use as soon as the bank
deposits it into your account. You can write checks, pay bills,
withdraw money or put some into savings. Anything you usually do
with your money now, you can also do with direct deposit.
Q. After I sign up for direct deposit, do I have to stay
with the same bank?
A. No, you can use direct deposit at any federally
insured bank, savings and loan or credit union. You will need to
log into WebAdvisor and change your
banking information. Open the new account and make sure your
deposits are going to the new bank, savings and loan or credit
union before you close the old account. Please allow up to 2 weeks
prior to any disbursement in order to allow time for
Q. Can I join direct deposit at a later date?
A. Yes, you may choose to participate at any
time. But why wait?
Q. Is it possible to have a portion of my check put into
my savings account and the balance in my checking
A. No. Your direct deposit will all go into one account.
Your bank may provide options for you to transfer the funds to
another account. Please ask your bank for assistance if
Q. What if I decide to change banks? What do I have to
A. To change your direct deposit to another
account, you must log back into WebAdvisor and change your
information. It will automatically update our system. Changes must
be made at least 2 weeks in advance of a disbursement to be in
effect for that disbursement.
Q.What if I want to stop participating? What do I have to
A. We hope you will find that this a quick and
easy method for getting funds due to you. However, should you
choose to stop participating, log back into WebAdvisor and mark the
information to be deleted. Then click submit.
Q. Are there any costs to me for participating in direct
A. No. The option is provided as a service for
you. Please check with your bank to see if any fees apply from
them. In many cases, direct deposit may actually reduce fees but
you should check with your bank to find the information that would
pertain to your situation.
Q. I realize electronic payments will be more convenient
for me, but what are the benefits to the college?
A. In addition to being safe and convenient for
recipients, electronic payments are more efficient and cost
effective for the college because they cost less than preparing and
mailing checks. In addition, the college doesn't have to pay to
replace checks that are lost, stolen or missing.
Q. Who do I contact if I have questions?
A. If you have questions, you may contact the
Cashier's Office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last update 07/15/2014