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Get Your Pay Deposited Directly into Your Bank Account!

UC Berkeley has chosen electronic direct deposit as the preferred payment method for payroll delivery to employees. Your participation in this environmentally-friendly payment preference will help UC Berkeley meet several key objectives:

  • Provide safe and secure methods of payment to employees
  • Improve service delivery to employees and campus departments
  • Support "go green" sustainability efforts
  • Reduce expenses in tough economic times

There are two electronic direct deposit options to choose from:

Direct Deposit

You have the convenience of having your pay deposited to your preferred bank account. No more trips to the bank to deposit or cash your check!

Please follow these steps to enroll in Direct Deposit:

  1. Login to Blu (CalNet ID required)
  2. Click People at the top of the page
  3. In the Self Service area, select Direct Deposit

Aline® Card  Enrollment

If you prefer not to receive your pay through your bank account, or if you do not have a bank account, the Aline Card may be the choice for you. This declining balance Visa debit card is a fast, safe, and secure way to receive your pay. With the Aline Card you can not only save time and money but also take advantage of additional convenient services. Learn more about the Aline Card.

Please follow these steps to sign up for the Aline card:

  1. Complete the Aline enrollment form (PDF) (updated 11/15/2015)
  2. Fax the completed form to (510) 643-9339 or email to payhelp@berkeley.edu

Non-Represented Student Pay Policy

Effective August 9, 2011, unrepresented students (Personnel Policy, 99) hired for student positions at UCB will only have the option of direct deposit to their bank account or the TotalPay Visa® logo debit card.

Newly hired unrepresented students must complete the new unrepresented student direct deposit form (UPAY544B-2) during the hiring process.

If a department provides hiring paperwork packages to student employees, they may want to include a letter to provide the student with further instructions.

Student employees will need to sign-up for electronic pay each time they are appointed to a UCB position.

Payroll appreciates your cooperation and efforts in promoting electronic pay. For more information, please e-mail payhelp@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail).