Credit Card Convenience Fee FAQ
Visa, Discover, Amex and MasterCard credit cards will be accepted. Credit card payments will be processed on CCSU’s behalf through the TouchNet Payment Portal which has been certified compliant with credit card security regulations ensuring continued security for students and authorized users’ financial data.
Payment by credit and debit card is not available when paying in person, by mail or fax. Credit and Debit card payments will only be accepted online.
All credit card and debit card transactions at CCSU will assess a non-refundable convenience fee:
- Prior to May 1, 2023: 2.85%
- On or after May 1, 2023: 2.95%
Frequently Asked Questions
What credit cards will be accepted for payment of tuition and fees?
Central Connecticut State University will accept Visa, Amex, Discover and MasterCard
credit cards. All credit card payments will be accepted on-line only and will be processed
on CCSU’s behalf through the TouchNet Payment Portal which has been certified compliant
with credit card security regulations ensuring continued security for students and
authorized payers’ financial data. No mailed, faxed or in-person credit card transaction
will be accepted. For all credit card transactions Touchnet will assess a 2.85% /
$3 minimum non-refundable service fee. Debit card transactions will also only be accepted
online and will be processed as a credit card transaction subject to the same 2.85%
Electronic check transactions will remain free of fees.
If I decide to use the credit card option to make a payment, how will I know how much the service fee will cost?
When you process an online credit card payment you will receive a message asking that you agree to pay a service fee for the convenience of using a credit card. The convenience fee will be calculated at a 2.85% / $3 minimum on the amount paid by the credit card.
Is the convenience fee refundable?
No. The convenience fee is a non-refundable charge.
What other payment options are available to pay my tuition and fee bill?
There are several other options to pay a bill which include:
- ELECTRONIC CHECK - Online payment by eCheck/ACH uses funds directly from a checking or savings account. Payments by eCheck are secure, instantly applied to the account and are processed on CCSU’s behalf through the TouchNet Payment Portal without assessment of any fees.
- IN-PERSON - Payment in-person by cash, check or money order can be presented at the Bursar’s Office during regular business hours. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While credit card payments will not be accepted for in-person payments, computer kiosks are located in the Bursar’s Office where credit card payments can be made. The non-refundable convenience fee will apply.
- BY MAIL - As of 6/1/09, All check payments received by the Bursar’s Office will be
converted to electronic ACH files for processing.
Check and money order payments can be mailed to the following address:
Central Connecticut State University
P O Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
In addition to these payment options Central will continue to provide the Central Payment Plan. This flexible payment plan allows assessed charges to be paid in up to 7 installments per term helping students and their families fit these costs into their monthly budgets.
To learn more about Central Payment Plan, click here
Notice About Electronic Check Conversion
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as an ACH transaction.
I often receive checks from my credit card company. Can I use the routing number and account number on these checks to make an electronic check (eCheck) payment?
No. The credit card companies will not honor checks used electronically. The payment will be returned as "account not found" and a $20 returned check fee will be assessed. You may use these checks through the mail or in-person only. Mail payment to the address below and include your CCSU Student ID number on the check.
CCSU Bursars Office
P O Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
Will CCSU still offer payment plans?
Yes, CCSU will continue to offer payment plans for Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter terms that will allow payment of term charges in up to seven (7) installments. You can make in-person payments of cash, check or money order or make online payments using eCheck or credit card. Payment by credit card or debit card will be subject to the 2.85% convenience fee.