As a general rule, our office does not accept third-party checks. A third-party check is any check made payable to someone other than Cornell University, and that has been endorsed by the payee and then made payable to Cornell.
Note: If a student has a Cornell-issued check in his or her name (e.g., a paycheck issued by Cornell to the student), he or she may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account. Also, if a student has a check made payable to both the student and Cornell that is NOT a scholarship check, the student may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account.
Under no circumstances will our office accept a personal or bank check made payable only to the student, regardless of whether the student has endorsed the check and made it payable to Cornell.