When a check or an electronic payment (referred to in this section as a check) is returned to the University, a $25 service charge is assessed. The student has 10 days from the date of the notice to make full payment by cash, credit card, cashier’s check or money order. Failure to comply will result in the University refusing to accept personal checks. A late charge, if applicable, will be assessed.
If the returned check was for the tuition bill or to clear a registration hold, the student’s registration will be canceled. A service charge of $25, a matriculation fee of $15 and a reinstatement fee (see Additional Fees) will be added to the student's account.
The University will not accept a check from an individual who: previously had a registration canceled because of a returned check; wrote a bad check to clear a hold; wrote a bad check and was not responsive to requests for payment; or habitually writes bad checks, even though restitution is made promptly. Once a student is restricted from writing a personal check, the check restriction remains in place until the Returned Check and Bursar Bar is paid.
For general questions regarding returned checks, please contact Returned Checks.