Direct Deposit Student Refund Information

CSU Dominguez Hills is now offering Direct Deposit as an option for receiving refunds. Examples of possible refunds are financial aid, tuition overpayments, dropped classes, deposit returns for keys or housing, or unneeded parking permits. CSUDH has partnered with Wells Fargo for processing direct deposits to your designated bank account or sending checks to the mailing address on record with CSUDH.

By establishing a direct deposit of the refund(s) to your bank checking or savings account you will receive your University refund in a timely manner; normally within several days of the refund.

If your refunds are mailed to you in the form of a check, additional processing, and mailing time will add five to ten additional days for you to receive the check. If you choose to receive a check, you must ensure that the mailing address on your student account is accurate and complete.

CSUDH has partnered with Wells Fargo Bank for processing direct deposits to your designated bank account.  It only takes a minute. Here’s what you do:

1. Log onto

2. Click on Students get your refund faster link located under Student Announcements

3. Click on here link shown in the paragraph below.

By clicking here will be directed to the student refund preference site

4. Follow the instructions to set up your profile and preferences

Why do Direct Deposit?

  • It's faster — get your refund within days instead of a week or more
  • It's convenient — no check to wait for or deposit
  • It saves money — no check-cashing fee to pay

Why wait for your refund? Sign up for Direct Deposit at now

You should be prepared with information regarding your checking or savings account including the bank routing number and your account number. It is critical that the information is accurate when you enter it. If the information is not accurate, your refund will be delayed.

photo of check with routing numbers at bottom

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  1. What does Wells Fargo have to do with my refund?
  2. How do I access the secure refund preference site, hosted by Wells Fargo bank?
  3. What do I need to do to sign on to the website for the first time?
  4. What should I do if my temporary password sent to me via email expired?
  5. What should I do if I forgot my username or password?
  6. Who can help if I can't remember the answer to my Shared Secret?
  7. Why am I getting an error message if my student ID is correct?
  8. I can't seem to sign on no matter what I do. How do I get help?
  9. Why should I provide my bank account information if I do not expect to receive a refund?
  10. Direct Deposit into my Wells Fargo account offers a debit card number option. How does that work?
  11. Will Wells Fargo securely store refund preference account information for students who have already signed up for Direct Deposit?
  12. I input my personal banking information into the secure refund preference website. Is my information safe?

Refund FAQs

  1. What is the fastest way to get my refund from California State University Dominguez Hills?
  2. I previously indicated direct deposit as a refund preference, will I need to select direct deposit as a refund preference again?
  3. How do I verify the refund preference account number I entered when I set my refund preference on the website? How do I make changes to the refund preference account number I provided?
  4. Where's my refund?
  5. Where can I find a list of my refunds?
  6. What should I do if my refund was not deposited to my account?
  7. What if my bank account was closed after I chose my refund preference?
  8. Why was my refund a different amount than I expected?
  9. How do I get my refund if I don't have a bank account?
  10. What address do you use to send me a refund check?
  11. Can I have a check sent to an international address?
  12. If I choose to receive a check, will a hold be placed on my refund when I deposit it to my bank account?
  13. What if the refund check is lost in the mail?
  14. How long does it take to receive a replacement check that was lost in the mail?
  15. Why is my check coming from the Wells Fargo facility located in Tempe, Arizona?