If the returned item was a donation, or was the result of a stop payment or bank error, please notify us immediately at 805-893-2177.

The Cashiers Office will notify and bill you if your check is returned by the bank for non-payment. The University of California, as the recipient of a returned check, is allowed to charge $25.00 for the first returned check and $35.00 for each subsequent check. After the third returned check, payment must be made by cash, cashier’s check or money order. (According to Section 1719 of The California Civil Code.)

The University reserves the right to refuse to accept personal checks from persons who have previously written bad checks. Your account may also be referred to the Franchise Tax Board for collections.

Returned Registration Fees

If the returned item involves a registration fee payment, we will report this to the Registrar’s Office as fees unpaid, which may result in loss of classes or lapse from the University.

If your check is returned and you decide to withdraw from classes, you must follow the regular withdrawal procedures outlined on the Office of the Registrar website. Pro-rata charges will be assessed if withdrawn on or after the first day of instruction.