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Returned Checks

What is the Returned Check policy?

When a student or employee write checks, in person or online, which are not honored by the bank and are subsequently returned unpaid to the University for any reason, the individual who gave the check or the student who received the credit will be notified. Within seven (7) days of such notification, the individual should pay the amount of the check plus a returned check charge of $25.00 to the Business Office. This may be done in person or by mail and must be in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's check. The University will not accept a personal check for payment of a returned check. Should a returned check not be paid within the allotted time, the individual will be subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the University, legal action as prescribed by law and payment of all collection fees. If an individual has written three (3) checks to the University that have been returned unpaid by his or her banking institution for any reason, the University will no longer accept checks from that individual. Returned checks written for SandDollar accounts will result in the account being inactivated until the check and the returned check charge are paid in full.

How much is the Returned Check Fee?

If a student has a check returned unpaid for any reason there is a $25 fee per check returned, this is including electronic checks.