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Student Returned Check Policy

Any student making a payment by a check that is returned unpaid for any reason will have the payment reversed on their student account. The returned check fee will also be posted to the student account.

If the check was the initial payment of tuition and fees for a semester and notice of the returned check is received BEFORE the 20th class day, the classes will be unsaved and the student must make the required payment by the next payment deadline or all classes will be dropped.

If the check was the initial payment of tuition and fees for a semester and notice of the returned check is received AFTER the 20th class day, the classes will not be dropped but a hold will be placed on the student account.

If the check was for a miscellaneous payment or other tuition payment, the reversal will be placed on the student record. A hold will be placed on the student account.

The student will be notified immediately upon receipt of the returned check by certified mail. The student will be blocked from paying by check for a length of time as indicated in the table below. Any unpaid balances after the semester ends could be submitted to our collection agency and the student will be liable for all additional collection fees.

1st occurrence Personal checks and echecks will not be accepted for a period of 6 months from the date the NSF was posted to the account

2nd occurrence Personal checks and echecks will not be accepted for a period of 1 year from the date the NSF was posted to the account

3rd occurrence Personal checks and echecks will no longer be accepted
for payment

Additionally any student with an unpaid returned check hold will be blocked from writing another check until paid and all other rules above are applied.

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Last updated or reviewed on 2/26/13

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