Credit Cards

What is the best way to make purchases on campus?

The best way to make purchases on campus is using your UB Card accounts. You can fund these accounts using a charge to your University account (rules apply) or a credit card online at Using these accounts Campus Dining & Shops has the ability to check your account and assist you if there is a problem. Using your GET apps you can easily fund the account on your mobile device if you run low on funds. There is also a greater degree of account tracking through the app. There are additional tax savings available for food purchases for students. Faculty and Staff receive discounts equal to these tax savings as well. In addition there are bonus days and deals throughout the year. Go to for more information.

Do the credit card terminals change the way my UB Card accounts work?

No. These terminals are only for credit and debit bank cards. You will still hand your UB Card to the cashier for processing. You may also use your GET app on your smartphone.

Can I manually enter my credit card number?

No. For security reasons our terminals do not allow the manual entry of any card number. Our cashiers are locked out of the register from the time the credit card terminal is activated until it is completed and cannot assist with a bank card that does not read properly. If your card is damaged please contact your bank for a replacement. You will need to use an alternate form of payment for the purchase if your card is damaged.

Can I use my Debit card?

Yes, if your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo on it. Currently the terminals will accept a debit card as “credit” according to your banks policy. During the Phase one deployment, the terminals will be updated and you will be prompted to select debit or credit. If you select debit you will be prompted to enter your pin.

Can I use Google Pay or Apple Pay?

Yes — our locations accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.