Accepting Credit Cards on Campus.
Summary: The University of Washington accepts the use of credit cards
by campus units to assist in the expansion of their customer
base for products and services. The acceptance of credit cards
simplifies the payment process and offers fraud protection.
There are multiple ways for departments to accept credit
cards depending on volume, frequency, and departmental
(a) purchasing or renting a credit card terminal for
processing by the department - there is a minimum
dollar amount and frequency required
(b) using a 3rd party software package designed to meet
Department: Student Fiscal Services
• Departmental Responsibility
Any use of credit cards must be coordinated with the Merchant Card Contract
Web-based card applications must meet the security requirements set by VisaNet
and the University for storing and transmitting data. Departments must
demonstrate to the Merchant Card Administrator that other proposed vendors
meet these requirements for storing and transmitting data.
Process for Getting Started
The first step is to determine the needs of your department with regard to credit
If you want to process credit card transactions in your department either through a
terminal or online system, fill out the Request to Accept Credit Cards online, then
print out the form and return it to the address provided. Independent
arrangements with card processors are not allowed. Upon the return of the
agreement, the administrator of the contract will review the information and
contact the department to discuss options available based on volume, expense and
frequency of need.
• Cards Accepted
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. American Express is also accepted if there is a