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Dear Students, Parents, and/or Guardians:

Great news! We have chosen our financial partner, United Bank, to manage the refund process for us. By choosing to have your financial aid refund directly deposited into a FREE student checking account at United Bank, not only will you get your refund faster, but you’ll also be able to access your refund with your United Bank debit card. Simply fill out the enclosed financial aid direct deposit authorization and bring it to any United Bank office or to the GSC Cashier’s Office along with your driver’s license or state-issued identification card. You may also use this form to have your refund electronically transferred to another bank. If you do not complete and return the form refunds will be mailed to your local college address.

Receive these great student benefits with your United Bank ATM/Debit Card:

  • No minimum balance and no monthly maintenance fee
  • Fee-free withdrawals at any designated United Bank ATMs, including all Sheetz locations
  • FREE online banking and bill pay
  • FREE eStatements allow you easy access, while offering a secure way to store your information
  • 24-hour banking services via Telebanc, United’s telephone banking system

Save time - get started today!
Getting ready for school is a hectic time and we’d like to make it easier for you by getting started today. But if you prefer you may fill out the enclosed application and bring it with you along with your driver’s license or state-issued identification card to Open Registration. A United Bank representative will be onsite to start the paperwork. Just make a deposit within 30 days of the account opening and you’re all set!

As a true partner, United Bank is committed to providing excellent financial services to students. We look forward to this new process and can’t wait to see you at Open Registration!


Robert O. Hardman II VP Business and Finance

United Bank Student Checking offers no monthly maintenance fees or minimum balance requirements. All regular account opening procedures apply. Fees for non routine transactions may apply. Other ATM network owners may assess a fee. Member FDIC.

Financial Aid Refunds

Please note that financial aid refunds may not be disbursed until class attendance has been verified. Faculty will verify class attendance beginning the first week of classes.

For example: If a student is registered for 15 hours and has only 9 hours of confirmed attendance, only part-time financial aid will be disbursed. After 3 additional hours of confirmed attendance is posted, then remaining eligible aid will be disbursed.

Financial aid funds will continue to be processed on a daily basis from August 26 to 30 and then, weekly, throughout the semester as eligibility requirements continue to be completed.