To reduce loss while offering the convenience of paying by check, it is recommended that the following steps are followed at GW.
It is recommended that you do not accept temporary checks or checks with low numbers. Criminals may open bank accounts with small deposits and then use temporary, starter, or unnumbered checks to write checks for far more than the amount of the deposit. If you do accept this type of check be sure that the complete name and address of the payer is written on the upper left of the check. For a student payment the GWID has to be written on the check as well.
The check itself must include the following details:
- Complete name and address of the payer
- Current date
- Bank ID numbers including account and routing numbers along the bottom edge
- Payee name (GWU, GW, or George Washington University - not department name)
- Dollar amount that is only for the amount due
Upon Acceptance of a Check
Questions? Please contact [email protected].
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