How to Set Up Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is the fastest, safest, and most convenient way to receive your refund. 

Students enrolled in our fully online programs are also encouraged to sign up for direct deposit.


Make sure to have both your bank account and routing numbers ready before beginning.

Step 1: Log into the Nelnet Refund Portal using your netID and password. You will be required to authenticate your student account using Duo Authentication.

Step 2: Once on the Home screen, select your school affiliation (Rutgers Legacy or RBHS). Make sure to verify your school affiliation before beginning your enrollment, selecting the wrong school will prevent you from receiving your refunds.

Step 3: You will be required to confirm your identity either by text or email.

            By Text: Enter your 10-digit U.S. mobile number and hit ‘Save’. You will receive a confirmation code to the phone number you provided.

            By Email: Select ‘Save’ and you will automatically receive an email from Studentabc to your Scarletmail email address with a confirmation code.

Step 4: Enter either your text or email confirmation code to proceed.

Step 5: Select your refund method by clicking the ‘Bank Account (Direct Deposit)’ option.

Step 6: Provide your checking or savings bank account information you would want to receive your refunds at and click ‘Save’.

            Please Note: This should not be a debit/credit card information.

Step 7: You are now enrolled in direct deposit and will receive your refunds faster and more securely.



Students can contact us if they have any questions or issues accessing their account.

Staff can contact us if they have any technical issues.