A $20 fee is charged to the student for any dishonored check paid toward the student’s university account (insufficient funds or stop payment). The amount of the original dishonored check plus the $20 fee becomes a financial obligation of the student to the university.
A Stop Payment Order on a check does not constitute an official withdrawal from a course, nor does it relieve the student from the financial obligation for fees incurred by registering for courses.
If an obligation continues to be unpaid beyond the response period of a demand for payment, the student’s name may be submitted to an outside collection agent or to the State of California Franchise Tax Board. If submitted to the Franchise Tax Board, the state has the authority to withhold amounts owed to the university from any tax refund to which the student may have been otherwise entitled.