Returned Checks


  • A $20.00 return check charge is assessed when a check or E-payment is not paid by the bank from which it is drawn; for reasons such as non-sufficient funds, refer to maker, missing signature, no account found, etc.

  • A hold is placed on the Student Tuition Account to prevent future enrollment, access to records and refunds until a replacement payment is received.

  • The replacement payment should be in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or cash - not another personal check.

  • The replacement payment may be made as an on-line E-payment at http://my.wisc.edu from a regular CHECKING account or SAVINGS account.

  • The hold is not cleared for 10 business days from the date payment is received in Bursar's Office - if a replacement payment is made with a personal check.

  • The hold is not cleared for 10 business days from the date payment is submitted to Bursar's Office - if a replacement payment is an on-line E-payment.

  • If tuition and fee charges are not paid by the tuition due date, as a result of a returned check, a $100.00 late payment fee is assessed.

For a hold to be removed from an account before the 10 business days stated above, documentation must be provided that clearly shows that funds have cleared your account.