If you’re like me you have a Upromise account that you’ve long since forgotten about, but which is (slowly but surely) earning money. Last night I logged in and discovered that I have a balance of a little over $110. Nice!
Since our account isn’t actually linked to a 529 plan, I need to request a check to access the money. Years ago, I wrote up the instructions for requesting a check from Upromise. At the time you had to submit a written request. And if you were withdrawing $200 or more, you’d have to get a Signature Guarantee.
Well, thankfully, Upromise has streamlined the process. Simply log into your account, click “My Account” at the top right, and then click “Request a Check” under “My Earnings Usage” in the left sidebar. You’ll be asked to confirm your address and enter an amount ($10 minimum) to withdraw. That’s it. Click submit and they’ll send you a check for the balance.
Note that checks are sent quarterly, on March 16th, June 15th, September 14th, and December 14th so it might be a little while before you get paid, but the proverbial check will be in the mail.