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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 $20 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 sent BEFORE the reporting day for the term, all enrollment 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 sent AFTER the reporting day for the term, the student’s enrollment will not be in danger but a hold will be placed on the student account to prevent future registration and request of transcripts.


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


The student will be notified immediately upon receipt of the returned check/echeck to his/her UHD GatorMail and other registered email addresses with the University. The student will be blocked from paying by check for a length of time as indicated below. Any unpaid balances for returned checks will be sent to an outside collection agency and may be reported to one or more credit bureau reporting service(s). Collection Fees - Collection Agency Costs, not to exceed 30% of the principal balance, will be assessed on the unpaid balance of the account, after internal collection efforts have failed to result in full payment of the account.


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 paying by check/echeck until the balance is paid and all other rules above are applied. Students with outstanding returned checks may also be contacted via certified mail.


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Last updated or reviewed on 8/4/14

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