Become a SCAD Card merchant

SCAD Card is used to access a variety of resources and services at SCAD, including SCAD Cash, an optional stored-value account. SCAD Card is the official identification card for SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff, and each card features a unique nine-digit identification number. There are more than 100 locations on and off campus where SCAD Cash can be spent, and many of our merchant partners offer discounts to SCAD Cash users.

Increased payment options and security

Merchants who accept SCAD Card can be sure of the cardholder's identity because SCAD Card includes a picture ID. With transactions linked directly to cardholder accounts, merchants are assured of payment for all valid transactions.

Merchants listed on the SCAD website

There are no advertising opportunities available to the general public on the SCAD website, but SCAD Cash merchants are listed on the SCAD Card merchants pages for SCAD Savannah and SCAD Atlanta. Merchants are also listed on the internal SCAD website, MySCAD, as well as on the SCAD app and SCAD Card department pages. Merchants have opportunities to register special events and promotions and can also sign up to be "Merchant of the Month," a feature in MySCAD that spotlights registered businesses and services.

How to use the SCAD Card Merchant System

The merchant agrees to furnish, at his or her own expense, the internet service necessary to access the SCAD Card Merchant System. A Verifone Vx520 credit card processing terminal is required. For security purposes, this machine must be purchased from SCAD Card Services and will be dedicated to processing SCAD Cash transactions. There is a one-time programming fee of $100.

The merchant agrees to pay SCAD a commission based on weekly SCAD Card transactions. SCAD pays the merchant on a weekly basis, less the commission. Payment is made to merchants each Friday based on the previous week's transactions. The merchant receives payment through direct deposit or by check.

Apply to become a SCAD merchant

To become a SCAD Card merchant, complete the online SCAD Card merchant application.

For more information, email SCAD Card Services or call 912.525.4049.

This information summarizes the benefits of the SCAD Card Program but does not constitute an offer from SCAD. This information is subject to change at any time.