The current economic climate presents challenges for individuals, corporations and organizations of all types. CMU Athletics is no exception to this rule. With the costs associated with fielding competitive division I athletic programs constantly rising, the support of letter winners, alumni, parents, corporations and friends is needed more than ever.
We are excited to once again offer the Chippewa E-Checks participation option. This electronic fund transfer (EFT) program will give supporters the opportunity to set up convenient, affordable deductions on a monthly basis.
For less than $10 a month, you can become a Chippewa Club member and receive the many benefits associated with supporting our student-athletes, while helping to enhance our championship culture. Please consider playing an active role in securing a first-class academic, athletic and social experience for more than 400 student-athletes. Start your Chippewa E-Check account today!
Chippewa E-Checks Breakdown
|Varsity ($100 - $249)||$100||$8.33|
|Coach ($250 - $499)||$250||$20.83|
|Athletic Director ($500 - $999)||$500||$41.66|
|Executive ($1,000 - $1,499)||$1,000||$83.33|
|Team ($1,500 - $2,499)||$1,500||$125|
|All-American ($2,500 - $4,999)||$2,500||$208.33|
|Victory ($5,000 - $9,999)||$5,000||$416.66|
|Hall of Fame (25,000+)||$25,000||$2,083.33|
Donation amounts received by June 1 will establish Chippewa Club membership levels for the following year.
About Chippewa E-Checks
Chippewa E-Checks, an electronic funds transfer program, is an easier way for you to make your gift to CMU Athletics. This web page will help you understand your rights and the responsibilities of CMU and the participating financial institutions in using electronic fund transfers. Please print this page out and keep it for your records.
What is Chippewa E-Checks?
Chippewa E-Checks is a safe, reliable, and efficient electronic payment alternative to checks and credit cards. With Chippewa E-Checks, there are no checks, no cards, no stamps, no mail, and no fuss.
Is Chippewa E-Checks reliable?
Yes. Chippewa E-Checks uses the same safe, proven network that enables millions of people, including half of all Social Security recipients, to receive income, pay bills, or make gifts directly each month.
How does Chippewa E-Checks work?
You initiate the process by completing the Chippewa E-Checks form, attaching a voided check (if you wish to have your checking account debited each month), and returning both to CMU. Your gift will be automatically debited from either your checking or savings account on the 10th day of each month (or the first business day thereafter).
Will I have a record of my gifts?
Yes. Your monthly bank statement will reflect each transaction. (In addition, you will receive receipts from the university for tax purposes.) You should anticipate the first transfer approximately 30 to 45 days after we receive your authorization.
Advantages for You and CMU Athletics
1. Cost Savings. There are no sign-up costs or monthly fees. In fact, you will save money by eliminating check-writing charges and postage.
2. Complete Control. You are in control of your monthly gift. You may cancel or change the amount any time by calling the Chippewa Athletic Fund office (989-774-6680).
3. Greater Impact. Your annual gift is easier to budget when it's spread over a full year. Now your annual gift can be spread out over 12 monthly donations of $10 or more. It also amounts to a gift with greater impact and ensures a record of continuous support.
4. No More Phone Calls and Letters. Your monthly support eliminates annual fund phone calls and direct mail solicitations. This means fewer interruptions for you and a cost savings for the university. Your gift can then be used for its intended purpose. Simply complete and mail the linked form to authorize CMU to instruct your bank or savings institution to make gift payments from the account you indicate. The deduction will continue until you choose to cancel or change the amount of your monthly gift. With your gift, you share in the university's dedication to more than 450 student-athletes. Our student-athletes benefit with tuition, scholarships, state-of-the-art technology and enhanced athletic and academic programs. Please accept our appreciation for all who benefit directly and indirectly from your most generous contribution.
What about my privacy?
Your privacy is secure with electronic fund transfers. Central Michigan cannot obtain confidential information about you. The only information available to CMU is on the authorization form you sign to begin Chippewa E-Checks. The university does not have access to your account balance or any other information about you maintained by your financial institution.
What happens if I change financial institutions or wish to cancel?
If you change financial institutions, or wish to change the amount of your gift, a new enrollment form will be required. Please call the Chippewa Athletic Fund office at (989) 774-6680 to obtain a new form. Written notice (to the address that appears at the bottom of this page) is required if you wish to cancel participation.
What do I do if I discover an error?
If there is a discrepancy between your account statement and your authorized gift amount, notify your financial institution immediately. You have up to 60 days from your account statement date to notify your financial institution in person, by telephone, or in writing of an unauthorized payment or an incorrect payment amount. If you notify your financial institution in person or by telephone, you may also be required to provide written confirmation within 10 days. If you notify your financial institution within the 60-day time period, you should receive credit for any unauthorized or incorrect payments. If the financial institution needs more than 10 business days to investigate and resolve a matter, it must return the amount to your account during the investigation.
For More Information
For more information, please contact us at:
Chippewa Athletic Fund
Carlin Alumni House
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Telephone: (989) 774-6680
Fax: (989) 774-7159
Start supporting CMU student-athletes and download the E-Checks Form Today!