Watch the mail for your student's WWU Choice Card
The WWU Choice Card
arrives in envelope that
looks like this.
In early September, students will receive their WWU Choice Cards in the mail at their permanent mailing address. Do not throw this out; students need this 16-digit card number to make an important choice about how to receive financial refunds from Western.
Beginning fall 2011, all student account refunds will be delivered to students' personal checking or savings accounts by ACH Direct Deposit. Western also will offer a faster and more efficient way to receive refunds, through the OneAccount. Students may select the option best for them:
- Direct Deposit to the OneAccount, refunds typically available the next day.
- Direct Deposit to another bank of students' choice, refunds typically available in two to three business days.
Although students may feel like they will never receive a refund from Western, almost every student receives a refund from his or her student account at some point. Schedule changes, deposit refunds and overpayments can all result in credit balance refunds. Students must make a choice in order to have access to those funds as quickly as possible. Without selecting a refund preference, there will be a significant delay in the disbursement of refunds (approximately three weeks).
It is important to note that the WWU Choice Card is not a credit card, it is a debit card attached to a OneAccount FDIC-insured bank account. If students decide to open a OneAccount, the WWU Choice Card will serve as their ATM card.