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Credit Card Service Charge FAQ

Q. Why is the University of Dayton assessing a charge for payments made with a credit card?

A. The University of Dayton is committed to providing a range of options for payment of educational expenses. Credit card payments have become prohibitively expensive due to fees charged to the University by credit card companies. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2014, a service charge will be added to all credit/debit card payments to offset these fees.

Q. Why is the charge 2.75% of the payment amount?

A. This is the percentage assessed by the credit card companies to cover the transaction cost. (Service charge minimum $3.00)

Q. What credit cards are accepted as payment?

A. The University of Dayton accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Q. Can the service charge be avoided?

A. Yes, the charge can be avoided by using one of the following methods of payment:

  • e-checks - An ACH transfer from your bank account can be processed online.  Log in to Porches > Flyer Student Services > My Payment Center.  Students may authorize others to access My Payment Center to set up payment plans and make payments.
  • Checks may be mailed to The University of Dayton Office of Student Accounts, 300 College Park Drive, Dayton, OH  45469-1600.
  • Cash, checks, money orders and cashier's checks will be accepted at the Office of Student Accounts Cashier, Room 108 St. Mary's Hall.

Q. Can a credit card payment be made by phone?

A. Credit card payments can no longer be accepted by phone. Online credit card payments provide additional security and confidentiality.

Q. Can a credit card payment be made in person at the Office of Student Accounts Cashier?

A. The Office of Student Accounts Cashier cannot accept in-person credit card payments. However, computers will be available for students/parents wishing to make payment with a credit card.

Q. Will the service charge be included on my Statement of Account?

A. The charge will not be included on your student account. It is assessed by a third-party company in addition to your payment and will be reflected on your credit card statement with a description of "University of Dayton PayPath".

Q. Is the service charge refundable if the payment is made in error or is refunded?

A. No. The service charge is non-refundable even if the payment is later cancelled, refunded, credited or charged back.

If your question is not answered here, please call us at 1-800-259-7117 or send an e-mail to

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Office of Student Accounts

St. Marys Hall 108 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1600

800-259-7117 or 937-229-4111