Policies and Procedures
Personal checks will be cashed for staff and students based upon cash availability.
- Personal checks for staff are limited to amounts not exceeding $50.
- Personal checks for students are limited to amounts not exceeding $25, and can be cashed from the first day of classes and ending two weeks prior to the last day of classes.
- Valid university identification cards are necessary to cash checks.
The privilege of cashing checks will be denied to staff and students for one year when checks are returned by their bank. Currently, a returned check fee of $25.00 is assessed for each returned check. If a bank error occurs, the $25 return check fee can be waived with a letter from the bank.
Foreign items are checks and money orders that are drawn on banks outside of the United States and/or do not have a federal reserve routing number. The procedure listed below should be followed when a university department receives a foreign item:
Send the foreign item to Robyn Becht in the Bursar's Office; enclose a completed transmittal indicating the speedtype and account number to be credited. The item will be sent to PNC Bank for collection. When PNC Bank returns a credit advice with the correct U.S. dollar amount, the transmittal will be processed and the account will be credited. The confirmation copy of the transmittal will be returned to the department.
Checks and charge cards which are not honored by the bank on which they are drawn will be returned to the university department which submitted the item(s). The department account will be charged for the amount of the returned item(s). It is the responsibility of the department which submitted the returned item(s) to collect such item(s).