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Frequently Asked Questions - eCheck

eChecks are ASU's preferred payment method and are accepted with no service fee or additional cost to the student. eCheck is a fast and simple payment method. Similar to a debit or check card, the eCheck electronically debits a checking or savings account.

eCheck payments can only be made from regular U.S. checking and savings accounts in U.S. dollars. Checks issued from money market accounts, credit card companies, mutual funds, brokerage accounts, home equity or other lines of credit cannot be processed as an eCheck. Personal checks are accepted by mail or in person.

You are required to re-enter eCheck payment information, unless you create a payment profile. Payment profiles may be securely saved on QuikPAY when a payment is made. QuikPAY provides two options for creating payment profiles:

  1. When making an eCheck payment on QuikPAY, assign and save a profile name on the page titled "Provide eCheck Information". Or,
  2. Select "Payment Profiles" from the menu on the left side of the QuikPAY page to add an eCheck or credit card payment profile.

After saving your payment profile, you will be able to choose your profile as a payment type. Select "Make Payment" from the menu on the left side of the QuikPAY page and your payment profiles will be available for selection in the Payment Method drop down box.

Your bank account will be charged overnight for payments made prior to 3:00 PM Arizona time and the next night for payments made after 3:00 PM Arizona time. eCheck payments made on weekends or holidays will be processed on the next business day.

Make eCheck payments on QuikPAY by logging in to MyASU and selecting the 'Finances' link on the upper left side, then selecting 'Make a Payment.' You can submit payment up to the amount owed on your account. To make an eCheck payment you will need your bank's routing number, sometimes referred to as the Transit Number or the ABA number, and your bank account number. This information is available on the bottom of your check or from your financial institution. An example of where to find this information on a check is also available online when an eCheck payment is made. A paper check is not required.

When ASU is notified by our bank of the rejected eCheck payment, usually seven to ten days after payment was made, a charge will be posted to your account for the full amount of the rejected payment. An electronic notification will be sent, and a $25 returned eCheck fee will be charged to your student account.  See Returned Check Policy for additional information.

Once the charges appear on your student account, a payment can be made in person at any campus Cashiering Office or online through MyASU. Select the "Finances" on the upper left side, then select "Make a Payment" to make payment online.

Please follow up with your financial institution to determine what the error might be regarding the routing or account numbers you provided. A rejected eCheck does not necessarily mean that funds were not sufficient to cover the payment.

Your bank balance is not accessed at the time an eCheck payment is made. You are responsible for ensuring that adequate funds are available in your checking or savings account. Your eCheck payment will be accepted online and processed to your bank as described in the "When will my bank account be charged" question.

If funds are not available for the eCheck payment, or the account is invalid or closed, you will be notified by email one to three days after the original payment was made. When ASU is notified by our bank of the rejected eCheck payment, usually seven to ten days after payment was made, a charge will be posted to your account for the full amount of the rejected payment. An electronic notification will be sent to the address on file with ASU and a $25 returned eCheck fee will be charged on your student account.  See Returned Check Policy for additional information.

eChecks are accepted online for payment of tuition, housing, and other student account charges. Login to MyASU and select the Finances tab at the top of the page, then click 'Make a Payment' to be transferred to QuikPAY to pay your ASU charges.  In QuikPAY select "Make Payment" from the menu on the left-hand side to securely process your payment.