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Division of Financial and Business Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when a payment is 'rejected' or if there are insufficient funds in my bank account to cover a check or online payment?


If a debit/credit card payment is declined or if a check or other payment is returned by the bank for any reason, a "returned item" charge of $25 is assessed by USC to your student account. Your bank may also charge you a fee.


  • Any returned items will void outstanding deferments, making all balances due in full immediately.
  • Students and parents should be aware that non-local checks may be held by the bank for the maximum time allowed by law.


Please allow ample time for non-local funds to be made available by the date payment is due.






Categories: Fees, Past Due Balances, Payments