My banking information was approved, but why did I receive a check?

It can take one full disbursement cycle for your payment method to take effect, as we may have already begun processing the payment when your application was approved. Going forward, your disbursements will be sent electronically if the submitted banking application is approved. 

Please feel free to check out the 'Donation Method' tab on the left-hand side menu when you log into your portal for the status of your application.