Banks are notorious for charging fees, but now they may be on the other side paying fees themselves.
That's if President Obama gets his way.
An administration official said the president is weighing options on how to get money back from big banks who took part in the bailout.
One idea on the table is taxing the banks. A new fee would help pay down the federal deficit.
The idea comes as Wall Street banks hand out near-record bonuses.
"If you don't pay them for their performance, you'll lose them. It's much like professional athletes and movie stars, " Goldman Sachs Board Member Bill George said.
Congress is set to question four top bank executives Wednesday on what caused the financial collapse.