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TouchNet PayPath Service Fee Increase

TouchNet has been able to provide students a platform to make Tuition and Fee payments. One of the payment options include the use of Credit Cards/Debit Cards through their PayPath services.

Unfortunately, the cost of processing credit cards has increased consistently over the past several years. Due to these increases, effective May 1, 2023, students will be assessed a 2.95 percent or $3.00 minimum processing fee for using the TouchNet PayPath services and credit card payments at the Cashier’s Office.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a fee to accept credit/debit cards as a form of payment?

Yes, there is a service fee charged by TouchNet PayPath to cover the cost of processing credit/debit card payments. Idaho State University does not receive any proceeds from this service fee.

If you are paying with a debit card, please look into payments made via electronic check utilizing a checking or savings account free of charge.

What credit cards does TouchNet PayPath accept?

This service accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

How do the transactions appear on my credit card statement?

There will be two separate transactions on your credit card statement.

    • Payment to Idaho State University for the exact tuition payment amount, and
    • Service fee assessed by TouchNet PayPath.

Will the service fee appear on my student billing statement?

No, the service fee will only appear on your credit card/ bank statement.

How can I avoid the service fee online or in-person?

Online: Payments made via electronic check utilizing a checking or savings account free of charge.

In-person: Cash or check payments in person or mail a check to Idaho State University, please include Student ID number.

Is the service fee refundable?

No, even if the charge to which it applies is cancelled, refunded, or charged back. This is a non-refundable convenience fee charged.

My tuition payment did not go through but I was charged a service fee, can I be refunded?

The service fee you are seeing is only an authorization and not a charge. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for the authorization to be lifted.

Will this affect other credit card payments across the university campus?

No, the convenience fee is only assessed on student account payments (payments on tuition and fees, meals, housing, and incidental charges). This fee will not apply to other non-student account related payments via credit cards across campus.