EMPOWER + CardConnect

Your Complete Campus Payment Solution

Payment acceptance, simplified.

Accepting credit cards can be complicated, but it doesn't have to be. That is why EMPOWER has partnered with CardConnect to create a program that will save you an average of 27% on all transactions. We are excited to offer best-in-class payments technology to ensure accepting debit and credit card payments is simple, secure and affordable.

Now more than ever, businesses are experiencing high processing fees, confusing and unreliable reporting and poor customer service. We know these issues take you away from focusing on your business, which is why EMPOWER chose CardConnect as a partner to provide a solution that will allow you to streamline and simplify the way you do business.

Making Payments Easier

Our solution covers all payment channels so your students can make a payment in-person, over the phone or online with the best technology while you qualify for the best rates.

Payment Methods

Whether you want to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Debit, ACH, EBT, gift cards, even NFC (Apple Pay), we have you covered.

Interchange Optimization

We aggressively manage interchange rates and have built our technology to automatically include Level 2 and Level 3 data with a transaction, all so that you qualify for the lowest rate possible every time.

Align your campus with the pioneer of payment security

CardConnect protects your students' transactions with our industry-leading PCI-Certified security solutions.


The only solution for full data breach protection and PCI scope reduction.

Intelligent Tokenization

CardConnect’s patented tokenization method produces mathematically irreversible tokens that secure your merchants’ payment channels and diminish PCI scope.

PCI-Certified Vault

Creates secure profile records for each customer and stores them in an ultra secure, offsite PCI compliant environment.

Unparalleled Support

Powered with advanced tools and reporting all in one place.

Endless Reporting

Fully searchable and customizable reports offer strategic customer and transaction data. 

Everything Your Campus Needs

Access settlements, deposits and statements all in one place. The online reporting center gives you access to everything you need to know about the universities payment activity.

Expert Support All the Time

We know how important payment acceptance is to universities so our expert customer service team is here day and night, ready to take your call.

Why wait? Align with the optimal payments partner today!

We're here for you

Reach us any time! Our highly-trained support team will gladly help you.

Give us a Call

Phone: 877.948.9733

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