Michigan State University
Controller's Office

Administration Bldg
426 Auditorium Rd, Rm 305
East Lansing, MI 48824
517 355-5020

SECTION 16: Check Cashing

Last updated: June 2008

The Cashier’s Office, Hannah Administration Building, 426 Auditorium Road Rm. 110, will cash checks under the following guidelines:

  1. This service is available to all currently-enrolled MSU students, faculty or staff with a valid University ID card and signed, pictured ID (e.g., a drivers license).
  2. Check or checks totaling the following limits will be cashed on any given day:
    1. Checks issued by MSU -- up to $1,000.00
    2. Personal checks -- up to $250.00
  3. Effective September 1, 1991, there will be a charge of $1.00 for each check cashed.
  4. Two-party checks will be cashed up to $250 if:
    1. The check is from their parents (or legal guardians); or
    2. It is a payroll check from a recognizable, local employer.
  5. Checks from ASMSU do not meet the Cashier's Office check cashing guidelines and will not be cashed.
  6. In compliance with our bank's rules, the Cashier's Office will not cash checks greater than six months old.
  7. No checks presented by students drawn on banks located in the general East Lansing area will be cashed during the period between April 15th and the first day of classes for summer semester.
  8. A service charge of $25 will be assessed for any check returned unpaid for any reason other than a bank error.