Credit Card Payment Changes
What has changed?
- Effective July 1, 2009, Student Financial Services will
no longer accept credit card payments directly (in person, telephone, or mail)
on student accounts/semester bills.
- Keene State College will continue to accept credit card
payments via QuikPAY online (MasterCard, American
Express, and Discover).
- Visa branded credit cards will no longer be
accepted by the College.
- QuikPAY will add a non-refundable 2.75% service charge
to online credit card transactions. The service charge will be billed separately
and appear as a second charge on your credit card statement.
- To avoid service charges, e-check payments are also
Why is there a service charge for paying by credit card?
Due to the rising costs of accepting credit cards as a form of payment Keene State College has entered into a Service Charge Program with QuikPAY. Under this program the payer will agree to pay a service charge fee to pay for tuition and fees with a credit card. This reduction of costs to KSC allows the College to direct more of its resources to the students and is part of the cost containment strategies of the College. If the payer elects to pay by cash, check, e-check, or money order, there is no service charge.
How did the College arrive at the 2.75% service charge?
This amount was set by our third-party vendor.
Why eliminate VISA-branded cards?
Visa does not to participate in the QuikPAY Service Charge Program.
How can I avoid paying the 2.75% service charge?
Other payment options we offer include:
- Cash, check, or money order.
- E-check, online via QuikPAY;
- Payment plan;
- Approved financial aid;
- Parent PLUS loans;
- Outside scholarships.
- Payment by Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Alternative loans;