Dishonored 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.  Effective October 24, 2023, check payments returned for Invalid Account Number, Insufficient Funds or Stop Payment, will be assessed a service charge fee based on the chart below:

Check Amount

Service Fee

Up to $50.00

$25.00 service charge

From $50.01 to $300.00

$30.00 service charge

Greater than $300.00

$40.00 service charge


Electronic check payments (WebChecks) returned for any reason will be assessed a 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.