The University of ArizonaThe University of Arizona
Bursar's OfficeBursar's Office

Dishonored Checks

  1. A dishonored check is a check payment returned by the bank to The University of Arizona, unpaid, for any reason. Dishonored checks will be assessed a $25.00 service charge. University services will be withheld, including, but not limited to, registration, grades, transcripts, and diplomas.
  2. The University will notify you in writing of a Dishonored Check. You have fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice to pay the total amount due. Until paid in full, you will be assessed a monthly Past Due Balance Charge.
  3. Unpaid dishonored checks may be referred to a Collection Agency. If it is deemed necessary to refer the account to an Agency, the debtor (account holder) will be responsible for all collection costs and legal fees. Per Arizona Revised Statute (ARS 12-671), you may be assessed twice the amount of the check or $50.00, whichever is greater, in addition to the $25.00 Service Charge.

All payments for dishonored checks must be made to the Bursar's Office. Only payments made by Money Order, Cashier's Check, or Cash will be accepted. Cash payments must be made in person at the Bursar's Office, University Services Building, Room 106, during regular office hours. Once the account is paid in full, the hold will be automatically removed.

If the University has received three (3) or more dishonored checks from you, we will no longer accept your personal check.

To discuss your Dishonored Check, please contact the Bursar's Office Accounts Receivable department, University Services Building, Room 106, (520) 621-1660, during regular office hours.