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Check Cashing Services


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Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. 

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