Big Changes to Fee Payment and Financial Aid at ISU

Why doesn't the University accept Visa?

American Express, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, and Discover credit/debit cards allow us to charge users a 2.75% convenience fee.  This means the actual fee amount varies based on how much you are charging. 

VISA, however, requires us to charge one flat fee—not a percent—regardless of how much is being charged.  For example, if we set the fee at $75 (about 2.75% of the in-state tuition amount) that same $75 convenience fee will apply to any VISA charge, including parking or computer account fees.  Obviously this is not acceptable, so ISU will not be taking VISA credit or debit cards for fee payments.

Discover, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are fine with us charging a percent (2.75%) for a convenience fee, so those are  the cards we will be using. Students who use those cards will be charged an additional 2.75% to cover the cost to ISU of allowing them to use a credit card.