E-check Instructions

What do I need to make an E-Check Payment?

You need four things:

  1. Your UCSB UserName
    • Students – this is the same UserName you use for your UCSB Email.
    • Parents – this is the UserName your student assigned to you when they gave you access to their account
  2. Your UCSB Password
    • Students – this is the same Password you use for your UCSB Email.
    • Parents – this is the Password you received via email
  3. Your bank routing number
  4. Your account number

By far the simplest way to get both numbers is to look on a paper check.

Please note that your account number is NOT the number on your Debit Card!

Helpful hint: If you do not have any paper checks you can find your Account Number on your bank statement. You can then call your bank and tell them you trying to sign up for Direct Deposit and they can tell you what your Routing Number is.

A SPECIAL NOTE for Bank of America customers

Bank of America uses different Routing Numbers for their E-Check transactions. DO NOT use the routing number shown on the bottom of a BofA check!

To get your BofA routing number for E-Check (which BofA refers to as “Automatic Payments”) follow the link below

Enter the state where your account is located into the “Search” box and then go to the very bottom of the page that loads.

Log on to make an E-Check Payment.

Sign on to

This link will take you to a log-in page. Students log in on the left (instructions follow immediately) parents will log in on the right (instructions below).

Student log-in instructions

Log in using the same username and password you use for your uMail email account.

Select the link to “Gaucho E-Bill” at the top right corner of the screen that loads.

Students – skip to the screen just below the Parent Log-In instructions

Parent log-in instructions

Follow the link on the right side of the log-in page to be redirected to the Parent Log-In page.

On this Parent Log-In page enter the UserName you were assigned by your student and the Password that you use for this account and then click the “Login” button.

At this point both Parents and Students will be directed to a page that looks like the one below.

On the left side of the screen is the “Your Account” information. In that box you will find both the Current Balance and a link to make an E-Check or Credit Card payment. Click the “Make an e-check or credit card payment” link.

On the page that loads you can either choose to pay the entire balance or to make a payment of any amount you choose.

In this example we will choose the option to make a payment of any type. The steps are the same regardless of which payment option you choose.

On the page that loads next enter the amount you want to pay and click the “Add to Basket” button. DO NOT enter the dollar sign ($) or any commas (,) when entering the amount.

The next page will show you the amount you have entered. In this example a $1,000.00 payment is being made. If what you have entered is correct, click the “Checkout” button to continue.

You will be directed to the page where you can select the payment method. Please be sure to select either a saved checking account (one you used before and saved) or select “Enter new electronic check information”

This is the page where you will be required to enter your Bank Account information including your Account Number, your Routing Number and the Account Holder’s name and your email address   If you need a reminder about what a Routing Number and/or Account Number are you can click the link here for another look at examples.

If you want to save this payment information so you can use it again in the future then give it a name   Click the “Continue Checkout” button

After entering your Bank Account information and selecting the “Continue Checkout” button you will be directed to the final review page. After reviewing the page to make sure it is accurate, be sure to click the “Submit Payment” button or else your payment will not be processed.

DO NOT double click the “Submit Payment” button.

A confirmation email will be sent to the email you entered for this payment (this example has been deleted to protect personal information).