Credit Card Policy

Credit Card Policy

The University of Dallas recognizes that many students and families appreciate the convenience of using a credit or debit card; therefore, the University has made the decision to continue accepting credit and debit cards for payments through Transact Pay, our online payment system. 

Credit Card Policy

All credit and debit card payments for tuition, fees, and room/board will be subject to a 2.85% convenience fee for domestic cards and 4.25% for international cards.The minimum convenience fee for card transactions over $20 and less than $106 will be $3. We accept cash, check, electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. There are no fees charged for electronic checks. Student Account Services will no longer accept credit or debit card payments in person in the Office of Finance or by telephone.   The Office of Finance is located on the first floor of Cardinal Farrell Hall. *Effective July 1, 2024 the service fee for domestic card payments will be 2.95%

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a convenience fee?

A convenience fee is a fee charged to a credit or debit card user by the credit card processor. All fees collected on credit or debit card transactions are paid directly to the credit card processor. The University of Dallas does not receive any revenue from the fee. 

Why are you charging a convenience fee?

In spite of the rising cost of credit and debit card processing fees, the university continues to accept credit and debit cards.  In the past, the expense associated with processing credit and debit cards had been paid out of tuition and other revenue, which reduces the dollars available for academic programs and services for all students. Thus, a convenience used by some students was being funded by all students. To be able to continue offering this convenience, the costs associated with processing credit and debit card payments are charged to the credit or debit card user.

How much is the convenience fee?

The convenience fee is 2.85% for domestic cards and 4.25% for international cards of the total payment amount. It will be charged to your credit or debit card when you choose the credit card payment option on Transact Pay. The fee is non-refundable, even if the payment is refunded. *Effective July 1, 2024 the service fee for domestic card payments will be 2.95%

Will I be charged a convenience fee for purchases made at the Bookstore, Cafeteria, or the Rathskeller?  

No, they run independently from the Office of Finance and make their own policies. 

What credit or debit cards do you accept? 

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  

Can I still make payments by telephone or in person?

The Office of Finance cannot take check or credit and debit card information over the phone. You can continue to pay by check via mail or by cash or check in person at the Business Office. All credit or debit card payments must be made through Transact Pay, our online payment system, which offers 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access so you can make a payment when it is convenient for you. 

Can I still pay online without paying a convenience fee?

To avoid the convenience fee, you can make online payments directly from any checking or savings account using the eCheck (ACH). Simply enter the bank routing and account number on Transact Pay.   

Can I set up reoccurring payments? 

Yes, you can set up reoccurring payments by setting up an autopay in the payment plan.  

Do I have to have a Transact Pay login to make a payment online?


Transact Pay for Students

Student: will log in to BannerWeb and then click on "Manage Your Account via Transact Pay payment service" to make payments.

Transact Pay for Parents

Parent: will need to be given access to Transact Pay by their student.  For details on how a student assigns a Parent PIN, click here. 

What are my methods of payment?  

The University of Dallas offers several payment methods to students and parents:

In person in the Office of Finance - cash and checks
By mail - checks
Online via Transact Pay - electronic check, and credit and debit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)