Policies and Procedures

Billing Rights Summary

For more information on procedure for reinstatement, refund policy and the billing rights summary.

Return Check Policy

Any check presented to the University Billing Office that is not initially honored will be resubmitted for payment. If after this resubmission the check is still not honored, the check will be returned to the University and will not be returned to the bank another time. All returned checks will incur a $30.00 handling charge that will be assessed to the account. If the payment originally allowed registration, that registration could be voided. The returned check may be given back to the account holder upon request, if a replacement payment has been made.

Student Billing Agreement

 The Student Billing Agreement is a commonly used tool among universities for ensuring that students are aware of the financial terms and conditions when registering for classes. It also articulates the methods the university may use to collect unpaid U-Bills. 


The Student Billing Agreement

  • outlines the terms of student financial responsibility when enrolling in UI courses
  • outlines university policies for billing, charge disputes, payments, overdue payments and collection
  • includes an agreement to receive electronic delivery of billing documents
  • includes an authorization to apply financial aid to outstanding charges on the U-Bill

 This agreement must be signed each semester prior to registering for future classes or students will not be able to register. In the Financial Aid and Billing section of MyUI, the Billing section has a financial documents link.  You will have the ability to verify each session’s agreement through this link.  Click here to review the contents of the agreementPlease read the entire document carefully and contact ubill@uiowa.edu for clarification, if needed.