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Returned Check Policy

Notification:

A letter and/or an email will be mailed to the current mailing address and/or GPC email address on file when a check is returned unpaid. We are not responsible for delivery of mail, or the accuracy of the addresses on file. Checks written for payment of tuition and fees that are not cleared could result in the student’s disenrollment from current semester classes.

Returned Check Fee:

Georgia Perimeter College assesses a returned check fee equal to $25, or 5% of the check amount, whichever is greater, for each check returned as unpaid (for any reason) by the payee’s bank. This is a nonrefundable fee.  For any reason, if your check is returned (incorrect routing number entered, incorrect account number entered, insufficient funds, etc.) you will be charged the returned check fee.

“Cash Only” Policy for Returned Check Writers:

Any person who has more than two checks returned unpaid to the college will be placed on a “cash only” basis (i.e. only cash, cashier’s check, credit card, or money order) for all future transactions. Students will also be placed on “cash only” status when checks are returned for reasons of “Refer to Maker”, or “Account Closed.”

Holds:

A hold will be placed on the student’s record preventing (transcripts, graduation process, or any other transactions) any further business with the college. Once the return check has been satisfied, the hold will be removed. “Cash only” holds will remain permanently on student accounts.