For faculty and staff

Credit card processing options for county offices

County extension councils have two options for accepting credit cards:

  1. MU Off-Campus Credit Card System
  2. QuickBooks Merchant, an add-on application of the accounting software

To access the credit card applications, the county must complete a selection form signed by the council chair, faculty and staff must complete security training, sign a technology agreement and participate in training for the application of choice.

To sign up, contact Callie Glascock, 573-882-4522 or

Summary of options

Materials, tools and resources

County Office Credit Card Selection Form (DOC)

MU Off-Campus Credit Card System User's Manual (DOCX)

Questions and answers about county credit card options - review questions the committee has answered or pose new questions (updated 3/9/10)

Example of Costs Associated with Accepting Credit Cards

QB Credit Card Merchant Service (PDF)

Examples of costs associated with accepting credit cards

Credit Card - Options Matrix for Comparison


QuickBooks Merchant - Monthly Rate

MU Credit Card Terminal

Set Up Fees



Monthly Fees

$19.95 – covered by MU Extension

$17 – covered by MU Extension

Transaction fees:


Keyed fee rate applied to transaction amount


2.0% (Visa/Mastercard/Discover)
2.5% (American Express)

Non Qualified card fee rate applied to transaction amount



*Swipe fee Rate applied to transaction amount.



Per transaction fee



Per transaction fee when Non Qualified card is used



Monthly minimum transaction fees


$5 – covered by MU Extension

Cancellation fees



Other fees:



Equipment fees

$69.95- USB card swiper

$299 - Credit card terminal (one time purchase, paid for by MU Extension)

Phone line


Varies by location