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Returned Checks

When NWACC is notified by the bank of a returned check or eCheck payment, (usually seven to ten days after payment was made) a charge will be posted to your student account for the full amount of the returned payment. An electronic notification will be sent to your email address on file with NWACC, and a $25 non-refundable returned check fee will be charged to your student account. 

If a personal check or eCheck is returned to NWACC for any reason (such as insufficient funds, stop payment or keying errors for eCheck), the student’s enrollment is subject to cancellation.

A "Stop Payment Order" on a check does not constitute an official withdrawal from a course, nor does it relieve you from the financial obligation for fees incurred by registering for courses.


Repayment of a returned check or eCheck must be made with secure funds (cashier’s check, money order, cash or credit/debit card). You can pay online through TouchNet eServices or at the Treasurer’s Office. A personal check will not be accepted as repayment for a returned check.

Financial Holds

Your access to registration, grades, diplomas and transcripts will be blocked until payment is made with secure funds.

Students with multiple returned checks or eChecks are subject to a permanent NSF Check Hold. The NSF Hold prevents a student from paying their account with a check or eCheck. Only cash, credit card, money order or cashier’s check are accepted forms of payment.

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