Gorilla Card

Financial Aid and Other University Refunds

PSU may direct your university refunds to your Gorilla Checking account using your unique Gorilla Card number. (Note: The Gorilla Checking account is separate from the other accounts stored and accessed by your Gorilla Card, i.e. Banana Bucks, meal plans.) This process allows greater flexibility and convenience when accessing your funds. If you are ineligible for a bank account, you will be issued a paper check or a prepaid debit card from Commerce Bank.

If you are receiving excess financial aid or other university refunds, you will receive an email from the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office when your funds are available.

You may access your funds by:

  • ATM withdrawal using your Gorilla Card and PIN
  • Making PIN-based purchases at retailers throughout the U.S. using your Gorilla Card or optional Visa® Check Card
  • Withdrawal from any Commerce Bank branch including the Pittsburg locations

If you choose to opt out of this process, and therefore receive a paper check for your refunds, you may do so by completing an opt-out form at The Gorilla Card Office located in Whitesitt Hall.

Learn more about complete PSU refund policies.


  • To send an email that contains confidential information, please visit the Secure Message Center where there are additional instructions about whether to use Secure Email or Online Banking messaging.