Credit Card Service Fee

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses. For many years, we have accepted credit cards as a form of payment, and as a result, have paid the associated processing charges imposed by credit card companies on those transactions. As the use of credit cards for making payment has increased, the transaction fees assessed have become extremely expensive for the university. Therefore, a service fee on credit card transactions in the amount of 2 percent ($3.00 minimum service fee) of the credit card payment will be charged by TTUHSC El Paso’s third party processor, Touchnet PayPath®.

A service fee program will be implemented beginning April 3, 2017 and will apply to student account payments made via credit card on or after that date.

The university will continue to provide the following payment methods that will not incur the service fee:

  • Debit Cards or E-Checks
  • Paper Checks
  • Cash
  • Money Orders
  • Cashier's Checks
  • Traveler's Checks and
  • Business Checks

Read a message regarding the upcoming changes from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Chief Financial Officer Sue Fuciarelli.

If you have any questions about this change or any of the payment options available, please contact Student Business Services.

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TTUHSC El Paso accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Beginning April 3, 2017, credit cards may only be used to pay student accounts through the online eBill portal. Credit card payments made by telephone or at the office of Student Business Services will no longer be an option.

Yes. You may avoid the 2 percent service fee by paying online using an electronic/web check or debit card. You may also mail a check to

TTUHSC El Paso
Student Business Services
5001 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
MSC: 51011

Or visit us in person at 130 Val Verde (as mentioned above, credit cards will no longer be accepted at the Office of Student Business Services). Please remember to include your student ID number on all checks.

NOTE: Mailed payments must reach the Office of Student Business Services at least 24 hours in advance of the payment deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

No. The service fee is not refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited, or charged back.

No. As long as you choose the debit card payment option within the online eBill portal, bank-issued debit cards will not be subject to the 2 percent fee.

 

No. Beginning April 3, 2017, students and authorized users will no longer have the ability to save credit card information as this payment type now uses a separate, third party processor.

 

 No. The service fee is a fee assessed by our third party processor, Touchnet PayPath®, in addition to the student account payment. The service fee will not appear on your student account or on your TTUHSC El Paso Student Account statement. You will receive notification that the online payment was processed successfully, and it will show the amount of the payment, the amount of the service fee, and the total payment amount. TTUHSC El Paso does not receive any of the proceeds from the application of this fee.

 

Two separate transactions will appear on your credit card statement. One transaction is for the student account payment and one transaction is for the service fee.

 

Yes. Credit card service fees are not unique to TTUHSC El Paso. Many other schools in the state of Texas charge service fees for credit card transactions.