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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Glasgow campus will remain closed Friday, March 6. 

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Check Cashing Services

Potter Check Cashing

Check Cashing Services


Two types of personal checks (maximum $50) may be cashed by the University Cashier’s Office:


1. The check may be written by the student and made payable to WKU.

2. The check may be written by the student’s parent and made payable to the student.

Western Kentucky University student payroll checks in any amount will be cashed. A student I.D. is required.

Check Cashing Policies

  • A charge of $20.00 will be made for each check returned because of insufficient funds, closed account, or stop payment.

  • The check cashing service will be denied to all students who have more than one check returned for nonpayment.

  • Failure by a student to make prompt payment on returned checks may jeopardize his/her status with the university.

  • Any unpaid, returned checks are subject to being turned over to the County Attorney’s Office for collection.

  • Students are advised that the passing of bad checks is a violation of Kentucky statute.


Checks may be cashed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

Monday through Friday,

at the Cashier's Office in 208 Potter Hall.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14