Student Life

Electronic Payment Information


What is electronic payment (ePayment)?
What are the advantages of ePayment on the CASHNet site?
Why is a 2.9% service fee charged on credit card transactions?
Is the 2.9% service fee refundable?
What if all I have is a VISA credit or debit card to pay my student account?
How do I know that my payment was accepted?


What is electronic payment (ePayment)?

Electronic payment (ePayment) enables students to pay tuition and fees online. Aquinas College offers credit card and ACH (electronic check) payments via the CASHNet®; payment system available through the Student Portal. CASHNet is a third-party vendor that processes electronic payments on behalf of Aquinas College.

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What are the advantages of ePayment on the CASHNet site?

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Why is a 2.9% service fee charged on credit card transactions?

Aquinas College has contracted with a third-party service provider to process credit cards on our behalf. In exchange for this service, the vendor charges a fee in the amount of 2.9% of the transaction as the cost of providing the service. The service provider, not Aquinas College, retains this service fee.

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Is the 2.9% service fee refundable?

No. The 2.9% service fee is non-refundable, even if your student account payment is refunded.

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What if all I have is a VISA credit or debit card to pay my student account?

Students who are unable to use one of the credit cards accepted by CASHNet can make electronic payments using the ACH (electronic check) option. The only information needed to pay by electronic check is the account number and routing number of the bank/financial institution. Since there is no service fee for this type of transaction, the College encourages students to consider making payments this way. In addition, students are always welcome to mail or make payments in person at the Business Office.

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How do I know that my payment was accepted?

You will receive an email notification verifying a successful electronic payment.

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