All Students to Receive COVID Grants: Set up Direct Deposit today!


In early October, Castleton University is distributing funds from the third installment of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This grant will be given automatically to all currently matriculated Castleton University students and will not be applied against outstanding balances. These funds will be sent directly to your bank account if you have set up Direct Deposit with the VSC. Otherwise, a physical check will be mailed to your address on file.

If you have not set up direct deposit, you must do so by October 5, 2021 to ensure the funds will be deposited directly.  

To sign up for direct deposit: Log into the Castleton Portal, go to Self Service and log in. Click on Student Finance, then the Payments/Authorized Users link. Click the Students and Staff button and log in again, then select the “Electronic Refunds” icon on the right side of the page. You must complete Security Settings before setting up your refund account, then choose the Payment Profile tab and follow the instructions. Be sure to check the box to indicate refund account. Be aware: the system will ask you to enter your bank account number and routing number, then your account number again but in reverse order.