If a check is returned from the bank due to any reason (insufficient funds, stop payment, etc.) the payor will be required to redeem the returned check and the penalty with a replacement payment online through POUNCE, in the Business Office, or if the check was paid to a campus department, the payment may be required to be made to that campus department directly. A charge will be assessed for any returned check of $30.00. Returned checks that are not paid as requested will result in the unpaid debt being turned over to a collection agency and the payor will incur collection costs. After three returned check items of any kind, the account will be placed on cash-only hold and may incur other penalties or cancellation of services due to non-payment.
Students who have three returned checks against their Augusta University accounts
will be denied further check-writing privileges. This includes paper checks and electronic
checks. A cash-only hold will be placed and only either cash or credit payments will
be accepted. Checks returned against a student's tuition and fees may subject the
student's classes to cancellation. Returned checks do not guarantee cancellation
of classes if repayment is made. An accounts receivable (AR) hold will be placed
on any account with an outstanding balance preventing registration and transcript
request fulfillment. Under certain circumstances, Augusta University reserves the
right to not only require that all past due balances be paid in full as described
above, but to also require advance payment of future tuition and fee charges in guaranteed
funds to be cleared to register for an upcoming semester.
If a student intends to withdraw from Augusta University, it remains the student's responsibility to formally withdraw by following the withdrawal procedures on the Registrar's web site.
If you believe you have a returned check item, please log onto POUNCE to pay the item or contact the Business Office for instructions.