- Always lowercase the word "dollars."
- Use figures and the "$" in all except casual references or amounts without a figure.
ie. The book cost $4.
ie. The student used a dollar to buy candy at Southeast Bookstore.
ie. Dollars are flowing in the local economy.
- For specified amounts, the word takes a singular verb.
ie. Southeast Missouri State University - Kennett's fund-raising goal is $400,000.
- For amounts of more than $1 million, use the "$" and numerals up to two decimal places. Do not link the numerals and the word by a hyphen.
ie. The River Campus is budgeted at $35.6 million.
ie. It is worth exactly $35,605,432.
ie. He proposed a $42 million budget.
- The form for amounts less than $1 million: $4, $25, $500, $1,000, $650,000