Credit Card / Check Card Acceptance Policy

What cards are accepted?

NCU accepts  Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express.   Bookstore Gift Cards are also accepted.  

Personal Checks, in the amount of purchase only, are also accepted for textbooks, but not for general merchandise purchases or apparel.

Can I give you a credit card payment over the phone?

North Central University is committed to compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards to protect cardholder information from unauthorized use, or inapproprate disclosure/ ID theft. 

In its compliance efforts, NCU does not accept card information over the telephone, fax, email or in hand-written form at any of our on-campus cashiering locations.

Payments for textbook charges on student accounts can be made by using the CashNet payment system, which is available 24/7 on the main home page of the campus website:  On the main page, select UNET to view your account, and to make payments on the secure site using a credit card or ACH check transactions.

Can I make purchases online?

The NCU Bookstore website sells virtually all of its imprinted gifts and apparel, and all textbooks each semester on the bookstore website.  General merchandise is sold year-round, while textbook purchases and rentals may be reserved for in-store pick-up prior to the beginning of each semester, normally between 4-5 weeks before clases begin.