Returned Items From Bank
Non-Negotiable Check Policy and Fee
The university actively pursues a policy of collecting checks
(electronic or paper checks) returned by the bank as non-negotiable
(non-sufficient funds, endorsement missing, incorrectly entered or
invalid routing numbers or account numbers, etc.). There is a $20.00
service charge each time a check is returned to the university.
The check is presented twice to the maker's bank. When the check is
returned, the University notifies the maker to make restitution. If
there is no response to the attempts of the Bursar's Office, the
following will apply:
- Non-academic fee checks (those written for cash, merchandise,
etc.) may be submitted to the District Attorney of Portage County
- Checks written for academic fees (academic, segregated, etc.)
will be charged back to the student's account, resulting in
non-payment of those fees.
Check Use Privileges
It is University policy that check-makers who have had two returned
checks will be placed on restricted check use in terms of payments that
may be made. This means that they may no longer pay for services
or goods on campus (including tuition) by any form of personal check
until the expiration of the restriction. The expiration date is
six months from the date of the latest returned item.
Until the expiration has passed, check-makers must pay for all services
and goods on campus (including tuition) with a cashier's/bank check,
money order, cash, or credit card (where applicable). They may not
pay with or send personal paper checks, online bank checks that are
drawn from personal bank accounts, or electronic checks drawn from
Special Handling for "Insufficient Funds" checks:
- Persons with two returned checks for insufficient funds will
be placed on a 6-month restriction regardless of the dates of
the returns. The restriction will be from the date of the
latest returned item.
- Persons with three returned checks for insufficient funds
will be placed on another 6-month restriction regardless of the
dates of the returns. The restriction will be from the
date of the latest returned item.
- Persons with four returned checks for insufficient funds
will be placed on permanent restriction regardless of the
dates of the returns. These persons will have all
check-making privileges revoked permanently.