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How to Replace a Stale-Dated Check

Use this step-by-step guide to replace a stale-dated Disbursements check.

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1. Gather these items.

  • Your written statement indicating that the bank is unable to cash the check because of its stale date
  • The correct mailing address for the payee in your statement
  • The stale-dated check that was returned to you by the bank

2. Submit your request packet.

  1. Send the items from Step 1, either by
    • Campus mail:
      Disbursements Division
      Mail Code 0955
    • U.S. mail:
      Disbursements Division
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0955
  2. Add the appropriate contact to the address above:
  3. Mail your request packet.

Note: The turnaround time to reissue a check is seven banking days.

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