Acceptance of Credit Cards on Campus

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.

Campus units that wish to process credit card payments at their locations must first establish a merchant account through Student Fiscal Services. The following steps are required prior to establish a merchant account:


  1. Read the University of Washington Compliance Policy for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.

  2. Read the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.

  3. Determine the means by which you will process those payments.

    1. Plug-in Terminal/Virtual Terminal
    2. Online/web payments
    3. Mobile/Wireless Processing
  4. Understand the costs associated with processing credit card payments.

  5. Understand how funds are credited/debited for credit card revenue and fees.

  6. Have the Chair/Dean/Director within your office sign the appropriate form from the Request to Accept Credit Cards page confirming that they have read the University of Washington Compliance Policy for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and that they are aware of the initial and ongoing responsibilities required of a department accepting credit cards as a form of payment.

  7. Complete and return the appropriate form from the Request to Accept Credit Cards page to Student Fiscal Services.

Contact Information

Merchant Account Creation/Questions
Jen Kroleski
Student Fiscal Services
Box 355820
Phone: 206-685-6013 Fax:206-685-2942
jkrolesk@uw.edu

Administrator of Merchant Card Contract
Andrew Monusko
Student Fiscal Services
Box 355870
Phone: 206-616-7070 Fax: 206-543-7714
amonusko@u.washington.edu

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