In the unfortunate event that a check that was written to the University is returned unpaid for any reason by a bank then the University will use all means necessary to collect payment of the check. The check will be charged back to the student's account and that student will be responsible for payment of that check regardless of who wrote the check (ie: parents, guardian, spouse, employer, etc.). A $20.00 returned check fee will be charged for each item returned from a bank regardless of the reason it was returned. This fee will be charged each time that an item is returned. If the check was for payment of services such as meal tickets and flex accounts, the usage of those services may be suspended until the check is paid.
If an electronic check (webCheck) is returned any applicable returned check fee(s) will be added to the amount of the check at the time it is reinitiated (re-deposited) as per the agreement students sign at the time the e-check payment is originally submitted.
Checks returned for non-sufficient funds or uncollected funds will be presented to the bank ten days after we receive it. Students will be sent a returned check notice specifying the exact date the returned item will be presented to their bank. It is the student's responsibility to notify the University before that date if he/she does not want the item presented to their bank.
Checks returned because of stopped payment, account closed, or refer to maker can NOT be re-deposited. The amount of the check plus any applicable returned check fees will become immediately due and payable by the student.
Any returned check item that is not paid promptly will be referred to a collection agency for further action. Returned check items must be paid in certified funds (cash, cashier's check, or credit card). The University will not accept a personal check to pay returned check items (this includes returned check fees). Students who have had three or more checks returned unpaid to the University for any reason will no longer be permitted to pay financial obligations of any kind using personal checks regardless of whose account the check is drawn from (parent, gaurdian, spouse, employer, etc.).
Students who have any questions regarding returned checks or have had a check returned to the University are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.
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