Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  311.0 

Departmental Deposits

Any department collecting monies on behalf of the University must meet the following conditions:

  • Approval of the Business Affairs Office for the fee or activity generating the revenue.
  • Approval of the Treasurer’s Office for the procedures used to receipt, safeguard, and deposit receipts.

Departments receiving more than $100.00 per day are required to make daily deposits; departments receiving less than $100.00 per day must make deposits when they accumulate $100.00, or weekly, whichever comes first.

Do NOT send deposits through Campus Mailing Services.

Each check must be made payable to the University of Arkansas and be restrictively endorsed upon receipt. This endorsement must include the following information:

  • For Deposit Only
  • University of Arkansas
  • The department name (e.g., Animal Science)

A departmental representative will enter the deposit information in the University cashiering system and bring the Deposit Record (CASHNet form) and deposit to the University Cashiers Office.  If the department does not have access to the University cashiering system, a Deposit Transmittal form should be brought with the deposit.  The departmental representative making a deposit must wait until the deposit has been verified and receipted by the cashier.

The Deposit Transmittal form and Report of Cash Over/Short form referenced in the policy are maintained by the Financial Affairs Office and do not require the same approvals as the policy itself. For ease of use a link to these forms have been created in the right-hand navigation of this policy page. 

Payment Card Receipting

Departments that accept payment cards are required to have those payments receipted by the University Cashier’s Office within one business day. Failure to follow this policy may result in the loss of privileges to accept payment cards. 

Transmittal Deposits

Transmittal Deposits received in the University Cashier’s Office represent activity between the department and the bank. The University Cashier’s Office only facilitates the transfer of the unopened, locked bank bag. The University Cashier’s Office receives deposit slips with the transmittal bank bag and receipts these deposits per departmental direction.

  • All departments should use the University cashiering system to record the deposit or the Cashier’s Office Deposit Transmittal form.

Certain departments that receive significant revenue may be authorized to make deposits directly to the University’s bank account. Contact the University Cashier’s Office for information or assistance. 


University policy is to record all overages/shortages in the University books and accounts. All cash discrepancies, whether overages or shortages, should be immediately reported to and investigated by the cashier’s supervisor and department head. A Report of Cash Over/Short should be completed for each incident and attached to the deposit transmittal for that day.  If the suspected shortage is more than $100.00, report it immediately to the Director of Financial Affairs Compliance as required by Fayetteville Policy and Procedure 306.0.

Any discrepancy in the deposit is recorded as a cash overage or shortage and will appear on the departmental budget report.

Departments are responsible for verifying the deposit activity with their departmental budget report. Any discrepancies should be brought to the attention of the University Cashier’s Office in a timely manner; otherwise, the errors may result in the loss of funds for the department.

Revised July 14, 2017
Reformatted for Web April 2, 2014
Revised January, 2012
Revised April, 2005
Revised December, 2002
Revised December, 1997
Revised July, 1997
September 8, 1989