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Late fees and returned checks

What if I miss the payment deadline?

Paying your charges late or having a check returned can have an impact on your student account and the university services that you use. Learn more about late charges and returned checks and how to avoid missing payment deadlines.

Late fees

You must pay all your charges by their due dates. If you are late on a payment, you will be charged a late fee 30 days after the due date, and you will continue to be charged a late fee each month until your charges and late fees are paid in full.

Late fees are assessed as follows:

Past Due Balance Monthly Late Fee
$25.00 - $50.00 $5.00
$50.01 - $400.00 $10.00
$400.01 - $1,000.00 $25.00
$1,000.01 - $3,000.00 $50.00
$3,000.01 - $5,000.00 $75.00
Greater than $5,000.00 $100.00


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Late fee payments

Follow these steps to pay your charges or late fee.

  1. Sign in to My ASU to view your account details.
  2. Select the Finances tab at the top of the page.
  3. To view a list of unpaid charges prior to making payment, click on “Current Amount Due” under the Charges Summary section. This will display additional details such as charge descriptions and due dates.
  4. To make a payment on your account, select the Pay Bill icon.
Program requirements

Suspension of university services

ASU policy prohibits anyone with outstanding charges from registering for classes, receiving refunds, obtaining diplomas, and using campus services. If your statement shows past due charges, you can avoid delays in registering for the next semester by immediately making payment.

Collection Agencies

Delinquent accounts will be referred to an outside collection agency and reported to national credit bureaus. Should it become necessary for ASU to retain an attorney or collection agency to secure payment of any amount due, you are responsible for paying all attorney’s fees, court costs and collection agency charges. Late fees may continue to accrue monthly or be assessed as a flat fee when accounts are transferred between agencies until the balance is paid in full.


Returned checks

If your check or eCheck payment is returned, a charge is then posted to your account for the full amount of the returned payment. A notification is sent to your email, and a $25 returned check fee is charged to your student account.

Here are some of the repayment options:

Repayment of a returned check or eCheck must be made with secure funds (e.g., cashier’s check or money order) to the Cashiering Services Office. Mail your payment to PO Box 870303, Tempe AZ 85287-0303.

You may also make an online payment with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). To make an online credit card payment:

  1. Login to My ASU.
  2. Select the Finances tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select “Pay Bill.”

Credit card payments must be made online and the credit card processing vendor will assess a 2.5 percent service charge for processing your payment.


Your access to class registration and diplomas will be blocked until payment is made with secure funds. Services will continue to be blocked for three weeks after the payment is made by check or eCheck to ensure funds are good.

If you have multiple returned checks or eChecks, you are subject to a permanent registration hold requiring advance payment prior to registration. Under certain circumstances, ASU reserves the right to not only require that all past due balances be paid in full as described above, but also to require advance payment of future tuition and fee charges, in guaranteed funds, in order to register for classes.

Advance payments made with non guaranteed funds will be subject to a 21-day hold before registration is permitted. For additional information, please contact Student Business Services at 480-965-5220.

Convenient ways to pay your charges