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Cashier Window Hours
Mon, Wed-Fri
9:00am - 4:30pm
All cash disbursements stop at 3 PM daily
10:00am - 4:30pm
All cash disbursements stop at 3 PM daily

PLEASE NOTE: All cash disbursements stop at 3 P.M. daily


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3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.898.9844 (Phone)
215.573.6392 (Fax)

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Payment Types

The Office of the Cashier accepts various types of deposits to transact University business. The University accepts foreign currency; however, we highly encourage payments and/or deposits to be in US dollars and drawn on a United States bank. The various types of payments are outlined below:


The Cashierís Office accepts cash transactions. However, we do not encourage individuals to carry large amounts of currency to or from the Cashierís Office. If you need special arrangements to deliver cash, please notify us at 215.898.7258. We will accommodate your needs accordingly.

Cash depositors must be in a sealed plastic bag and the depositor must wait for a receipt.


All checks must be payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Due to the volume of checks that we receive, we cannot accept responsibility for processing checks that are not issued correctly; this would include, but not limited to, post-dated checks, stale dated checks, unsigned checks.

Domestic Check

A check is a demand instrument used to transfer funds from the payor to the payee. Once the Cashierís Office receives a check, the item is deposited to the Universityís deposit account held at Wachovia Bank. It is important to remember that every check must have a magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line located on the bottom of the check. This MICR line is required in order for the check to be processed appropriately. The MICR line includes the transit routing number, payorís account number, and the sequence number (most likely the check number).

International Check

The University accepts international checks that are drawn on foreign banks and are issued in foreign currency or United States currency. These items will be processed through foreign collections. Once these items have been collected, the Cashier's Office will adjust the deposit and process the amount collected. The amount collected depends on the number of corresponding banks that the check needs to be processed through before reaching its final destination. The University incurs a processing fee on each foreign item collected. Therefore, this fee will be charged back to the school/center deposit account using object code 5324 (bank fees). An international check is any check not drawn on a U.S. bank.

Note: Please review foreign items carefully because some items may appear to be foreign but can be processed as domestic checks. In order for an item to be processed and clear as a domestic item, the check must be in United States dollars and the United States bank's clearing information must be indicated on the check. This information would include, but not limited to, bank name, ABA Number (bank routing number), bank account number.

Travelerís Checks

The University accepts domestic and international travelerís checks as deposits and payments. These instruments are pre-paid drafts and carry a guarantee from the place of purchase.

Travelers' checks are considered "checks" and must be counted as such when preparing on-line deposits.

Money Orders

The University accepts money orders as payments and/or deposits. A money order is a payment instrument with attributes similar to checks. For the most part, money orders clear through the same channels as a check. The University accepts domestic and international postal money orders.

Money orders are considered "checks" and must be counted as such when preparing on-line deposits.

Domestic Money Order

A domestic money order can be purchased, for a fee, at a local bank, convenience store, etc. that offers the service.

International Postal Order

An international postal order is a way to transfer funds to individuals or companies in countries that have entered into agreements with the United States Postal Service for the exchange of postal money orders. The University accepts international postal money orders written in United States dollars. These items are processed within the normal United States check clearing procedures and no collection fee is assessed to the University.

International postal money orders issued in the following countries may be processed in the United States.

  • Bahamas - Aqua/White Background
  • Barbados - Yellow Paper
  • Belize - Pale Green Paper
  • British Virgin Islands - Green Card
  • Canada
  • Dominica - 2 Part/Both Copies Needed
  • Japan - Pink Card (Note Validity Period)
  • Montserrat - Beige/Buff Color Card
  • Peru - Orange & White Paper
  • St. Kitts - Nevis - Green Card

Reminder: International money order must be in US dollars.

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