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Returned Checks

If a check or electronic check payment posted to your student account is unable to be processed by the bank because of insufficient funds, closed account, invalid account number, or other applicable reason(s), the returned check payment amount, plus a $30 returned check fee, will be charged back to your student account. You will receive an e-mail notice regarding the returned check.

A returned check hold will be placed on your student account and remain until a new payment and the $30 returned check fee is submitted. 

The $30 returned check fee is assessed for each return, regardless of the amount of each returned check.

If an account indicates a history of returned checks, the university reserves the right to suspend a student’s check payment privileges.