Stop Payment and Reissued Check Requests

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Checks that have been lost or stolen or that have not been cashed within 90 days of issue may be reissued. Students may have reissued checks mailed to them, or they may choose to be notified when they are ready to be picked up at Student Payroll.

Stop payment must be processed for lost or stolen checks. Use the reissued check procedure only if the student still has the original check.

Reissued Check Requests

A check that has not been cashed within 90 days of the date of issue is “stale dated.” Stale dated checks must be reissued before they can be cashed.

The stale dated check must be included with all Reissued Check requests. If the check is not included, the request will be processed as a stop payment request.

To request a reissued check, submit the Stop Payment/Reissue Check Request Form to Student Payroll. Be sure to include:

  • Employee name
  • Employee number (Student UID number)
  • Check date (date the check was issued)
  • Phone number where the student can be contacted
  • Indication as to whether the student would like to pick up the reissued check or have it mailed (include the address when applicable).
  • Mail code
  • Check amount
  • Check number

Processing takes approximately 2 weeks.

Note: Boston University will not reimburse employees for any bank penalties incurred when attempting to cash a stale dated check.

Stop Payment Requests

To request for a stop payment, submit the Stop Payment/Reissue Check Request Form to Student Payroll. Be sure to include:

  • Employee number (student UID number)
  • Check date (date the check was issued)
  • Phone number where the student can be contacted
  • Indication as to whether the student would like to pick up the reissued check or have it mailed (include the address when applicable)

Also include, if available:

  • Mail code
  • Check amount
  • Check number

Processing takes 3-4 weeks.

If the original check has not been cashed, a new check will be issued to the student.

If the original check has been cashed, Student Payroll will notify the student. He or she can come to Student Payroll to verify the signature on the check.