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HOW TO: Access the Disbursement Electronic Funds Transfer Application

Summary: To receive your payroll net earnings through direct deposit or paper check, please follow the steps below to guide you through the Disbursement Electronic Funds Transfer Application (DEFT).

What you, the employee, should doHow you should do it
1Log into the DEFT Application
  1. Use your UCInetID and password to log into the Web DEFT application.

  2. Access the DEFT application

2Create A Security Question
  1. Select a security question to answer from the drop down menu.

You will be asked to answer this question upon return to DEFT.

3Select Delivery Method
  1. Direct Deposit Election:

    • If you elect to receive your payroll earnings through direct deposit, you will be required to provide information for the following fields:

      • Routing Number
      • Account Type
      • Account Number

    • Please note that if your bank is not recognized in DEFT, you must contact the Payroll Office at (949) 824-4568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  2. Paper Check Election:

    • If you elect to receive your payroll earnings by paper check delivery, review and verify the Payroll Earnings Statement, and check "I Agree."

4Review and Confirm
  1. Review and verify all terms of service, and select "Submit." You will receive an email sent to your UCI email account as confirmation of your election.

For more information please refer to the Payroll main menu.

Need an expert? Contact the Payroll Office, (949) 824-4568 or by e-mail at

Notice: University policies, procedures and applicable collective bargaining agreements shall supersede information in this document or elsewhere on this site.

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