Tuition and Billing Services

Dishonored Checks and Electronic Payments

A dishonored check is a check payment returned by the bank to Florida Atlantic University, unpaid, for any reason. Stopping payment on a check is considered the same as a dishonored check.  Check payments returned for any reason other than Invalid Account Number, such as Insufficient Funds or Stop Payment, will be assessed a service charge fee based on the chart below.

Up to $50.00

$25.00 service charge

From $50.01 to $300.00

$30.00 service charge

From $300.01 to $800.00

$40.00 service charge

Greater than $800.00 

 5% of check amount


Electronic check payments (WebChecks) returned due to entering an invalid account number will be assessed a $25.00 service charge fee. 
Students may also be subject to cancellation of registration with fee liability.
Individuals who have given two or more dishonored checks will be placed on a money order, cashier’s check,  credit card basis only for any subsequent payment of fees.  A personal check will not be accepted to replace a dishonored check.
Notification will be sent to the student via mail to the address on record.  Students with dishonored checks or students who are paying for a dishonored check  have 15 days from receipt of notice to tender payment to Florida Atlantic University to pay the full amount of the dishonored check.  A copy of the letter along with the returned check is kept on file in the Cashier’s Office.

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