Policies and Procedures

Dishonored Checks


Chapter: 2
Section: 8.01
Computer Index Code: C2S08.01
Origination Date: 4/18/84
Inst. Council Approval Date: 6/13/84

Subject: Chapter 2 BUSINESS--VP FOR BUSINESS
Section 8.01 DISHONORED CHECKS POLICY

  1. PURPOSE
  2. To provide uniform guidelines for the collection of checks returned to the College unpaid and provision for appropriate handling charges and other necessary collection expenses.

  3. DEFINITION
  4. "Dishonored checks" refers to the non-payment of personal checks by banks on whom checks are drawn. Typically this occurs for one or more of the following reasons:

  5. POLICY
    1. The maker of each dishonored check returned to Salt Lake Community College for additional collection procedures will be assessed the current approved handling fee for each item returned.
    2. If a dishonored check is for tuition, and an acceptable repayment response to normal and prudent collection efforts is not received within the stated period, the student will be administratively withdrawn from school.
    3. Each dishonored check not reimbursed to the College will result in a hold on the student's records, including copies of grades, transcripts, or diplomas, and on future registration until the amount thereof has been paid or otherwise satisfied.
    4. In accordance with 7-15-1, Utah Code Annotated 1953, appropriate civil legal action may be filed for the full amount of returned checks due and owing together with service charges, interest, court costs, and attorney fees as provided by law. In addition, foregoing civil action does not preclude the rights of prosecution under the criminal code of the State of Utah.
  6. APPEAL
  7. Students who feel they have been subjected to unjust treatment or denied their rights by action taken under terms of this policy, shall have the right of review and redress according to the Student Grievance Policy in effect at the time of appeal, provided said appeal is initiated within twenty (20) school days from the date the grievance occurred.

  8. PROCEDURES
    1. Dishonored checks returned to Salt Lake Community College will be turned over to "CHECKRITE" or other similar agency for collection purposes. Each returned check will be assessed a $10.00 handling fee plus additional collection costs as might be incurred. A "Stop Payment" will be treated as any other dishonored check.
    2. If the dishonored check is for tuition, and an acceptable response has not been received within ten (10) days from the date returned to the College, the student, upon recommendation of the Collections Office, will be administratively withdrawn.
    3. Each dishonored check not reimbursed to the College will result in a hold on the student's records, including copies of grades, transcripts, or diplomas, and on future registration until the amount thereof has been paid or otherwise satisfied. It will be the responsibility of the Collections Office to release record holds at such time as checks are redeemed.

For more information, contact Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Risk Administration at 801-957-4041