Returned Checks

Returned checks are defined as those returned for insufficient funds, stopped payment, closed account and maker/check-writer error. When a check is returned to Gateway, the original transaction will be reversed on the student’s account and a $35 service fee per check added to the amount owed by the student. The student will be notified in writing by the Student Accounts Department. Payments can be made through Self-Service via My Gateway or at a Student Services Center on the Kenosha, Racine or Elkhorn campuses. You may also contact our Contact Center at 1-800-247-7122 to make a payment over the phone. Payments will be accepted by cash or credit card only, not by check.

The outstanding balance on the student’s account will be handled like any other debt owed to the College, and the student will not be able to access college services including registration if the debt is over $200. Students will not be able to access transcripts or diplomas until all outstanding debts to Gateway are resolved. Any past due balance will be turned over to a collection agency.