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Problems With Check Payments

When paying your student loan bill with a check, it is very important that you print the amount as clearly as possible. Our check-processing equipment reads this numeric amount to ensure prompt handling of your payment.

The proper format for the numeric amount on your check looks like this:

Proper format for the amount
Proper format for the amount

Common Mistakes

Some methods normally considered acceptable can often be confusing to our check-processing equipment.

Avoid these mistakes:

Use of ‘X's rather than zeros
Use of X's rather than zeros

No decimal and cents provided
No decimal and cents provided

Use of dollar signs
Use of dollar signs

Slashes through numbers
Slashes through numbers

Use of fractions for the cents portion
Use of fractions for the cents portion