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Returned Check Policy

Returned Check Policy

When ASU is notified by our bank of a returned check or eCheck payment, usually seven to ten days after payment was made, a charge will be posted to your student account for the full amount of the returned payment. An electronic notification will be sent to your email address on file with ASU, and a $25 returned check fee will be charged to your student account.  


Repayment of a returned check or eCheck must be made with secure funds (cashier's check or money order) to the Cashiering Services Office. Mail payment to: P.O. Box 870303, Tempe, AZ 85287-0303.

You may also make a payment online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). To make an online credit card paymernt:

  1. Login to My ASU.
  2. Select Finances at the top of the page.
  3. Then select Pay Bill.

Credit card payments can only be made online and the credit card processing vendor will assess a 2.4% service charge for processing your payment.

Your access to registration, diplomas and transcripts will be blocked until payment is made with secure funds. Services will remain blocked for three weeks after the payment is made by check or eCheck to ensure funds are good.

Students with multiple returned checks or eChecks are subject to a permanent registration hold requiring advance payment in good funds prior to registration. Under certain circumstances, ASU reserves the right to not only require that all past due balances be paid in full as described above, but to also require advance payment of future tuition and fee charges, in guaranteed funds, in order to be cleared to register for that semester. Advance payments made with non-guaranteed funds will be subject to hold for 21 days before registration is permitted. For additional information, please contact the Collection Office at 480-965-5220.