Savings Programs & Resources

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Credit Union

Credit Union of Ohio

As a university employee, you are eligible for membership in the Credit Union of Ohio - a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association.

You may choose to have a portion of your pay automatically deducted and deposited into a Credit Union account. Since this is a deduction from your paycheck, you can use this service even if you currently participate in direct deposit with another bank. To participate in the program, you must first become a member by filling out the appropriate form (online at, then entering your Credit Union account as direct deposit through Employee Self Service.

Education Savings Program


CollegeAdvantage is an investment plan operated by the State of Ohio designed to help families save for future college costs. Contributions to your College Advantage account can be made via OSU direct deposit through Employee Self Service. Visit for enrollment materials and information.

Savings Bond Program

U.S. Savings Bonds

Electronic U.S. Savings Bonds can be purchased using a simple payroll direct deposit that is just like any other direct deposit.

As an Ohio State employee, you can invest in savings bonds and other Treasury securities through TreasuryDirect. This is a convenient and secure web-based system that allows you to purchase, manage, and redeem electronic (paperless) savings bonds online 24/7.

After you establish a TreasuryDirect account at, you can set up direct deposit to fund your account either through OSU via Employee Self Service or by entering your personal banking account information on your TreasuryDirect account.

Click here for a guided tour.

Electronic Payroll Savings Frequently Asked Questions:

Electronic Payroll Savings FAQs