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7.700 Returned Check Policy


Policy Number: 7.700 

Subject: Returned Check Policy

Date Adopted: October 25, 2006

In accordance with the Arkansas Hot Check Law, the NPCC Business Office is authorized to assess a collection fee of $25.00 for each item returned.

Effective November 1, 2006, if a check is returned by the bank, the Business Office sends written notification within three (3) working days to the check address or the student's permanent address. The notice contains complete information on the check and service charge, total balance due, accepted forms of payment, the payment deadline, and contact information.

Payment for returned checks and service charges are received at the Business Office window. Cash, cashier's checks, and money orders are the accepted forms of payment. Returned checks that are left unpaid after 10 days are subject to the Arkansas Hot Check Law and turned over to the Garland County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for collection. Once a check is turned over, payment must be made at the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Unpaid returned checks will result in a transcript and/or diploma hold until the total balance due (returned check and hot check fee) is paid.