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Returned Payments

Overview

If a check, money order, cashier’s check, 529 check or electronic check (e-check) payment posted to the student account is returned by a financial institution because of insufficient funds or a closed account, the returned payment, along with a service charge will be charged to the student account. The service charge ranges from $25.00 to $40.00 based on the face value of the returned payment.

  • An email notice will be sent to the student’s GatorLink email with instructions for clearing the returned payment amount
  • Returned payments and service charge must be paid by money order or cashier’s check
  • An email notice will be sent to the student’s GatorLink email with instructions for clearing the returned payment amount
  • The original charges are reinstated on the account along with a return payment charge:
    • $0.00 – $49.00 = $25.00 charge
    • $50.00 – $299.00 = $30.00 charge
    • $300.00 and over = $40.00 charge
  • A financial hold is placed on the student’s account until the charge is paid with a money order or cashier’s check
  • The Bursar will continue collection activities on the student account

Student Returned Payment for inaccurate or incorrect financial institution numbers

A $10.00 service fee is charged if the account and/or ACH routing numbers for the e-checks are inaccurate.

  • An email will be sent to the student’s GatorLink email with instructions regarding the returned payment
  • Payment for this type of return does not require a money order or a cashier’s check

Student Returned Payments for Other Charges

If the returned check was from a student for charges other than tuition or non-tuition charges, departments should review the Returned Checks and Electronic Checks Directive and Procedure for appropriate steps.

Last Reviewed

05/01/2020: reviewed content

Resources

Returned Checks and Electronic Checks Directive and Procedure

Contacts

Bursar: (352) 392-0181

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