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Payment Processors

The payment processors (gateways) listed below enable our customers to collect online payments in a safe and secure environment.

Payment Processors

Payment PartnersLumaPay combines the power of Lumaverse Technologies solutions, which includes Learning Stream, with Stripe, a leading payments provider.

What you need to know: LumaPay is an all-in-one, which means you do not have to set up a separate merchant account. LumaPay, via Stripe, has straightforward pricing and is easy to set up within our Learning Stream account. Plus, Learning Stream provides direct support.

Payment, the largest gateway in terms of customers, can be a quick solution for organizations that already have a merchant account for online payments. has traditionally focused on small to medium-sized organizations, or those that don’t have a high volume of transactions each year. If you do not have a merchant account, can also help you set up one with one of its partners. is a fully-integrated gateway, which means persons can’t complete the registration process until online payment is verified. You would pay a monthly fee, as well as a transaction fee, in addition to any fees subtracted by the merchant services provider. Start your application.

Payment PartnersPayPal Payflow Pro Gateway is one of several PayPal payment products. Like, Payflow Pro Gateway is designed for organizations that already have a merchant account.

What you need to know: Like, Payflow Pro Gateway can fully integrate with the online registration process, so that registrants are not confirmed until they successfully complete payment. Payflow Pro Gateway charges setup, monthly service, and transaction fees. It may be more cost-effective than if your volume reaches a certain level.

PayPal Payment Standard is a combination gateway and merchant account. It is not fully integrated with the registration process like or Payflow Pro Gateway. When a registrant completes sign-up, they are taken to the PayPal site to complete payment. Payment Standard, which can be set up in a matter of minutes, may be a good alternative for small, one-time events in which the payment process will only be active for a short time.

Payment Standard does not require any setup or ongoing fees. PayPal will deduct its percentage from each transaction before depositing the proceeds in your checking account.

Touchnet is a commerce solution used by hundreds of colleges and universities. It connects an institution’s business applications to payment processors and banks through the online payment process. Among its services is a payment gateway.

If your college is already using Touchnet, you may be required to use the program’s gateway tool.


Transact, formerly known as Cashnet, is like Touchnet in that it’s a payment processor used on many college campuses. Tuition payments, parking fees, and myriad other transactions funnel through Transact. Also like Touchnet, you may be required to use Transact if your campus already uses it as its gateway and processing solution.

Because of its many configuration options, there will be a fee to connect Learning Stream to Transact.


Cybersource, the second largest gateway, owns and is owned by Visa. It has traditionally focused on larger businesses, though not exclusively. Whereas focuses on setting up payment gateways only, Cybersource offers other services, such as risk management features, to protect merchants who do online business.

What you need to know: If your organization needs financial protection services beyond simply a payment gateway, Cybersource may be worth consideration.

Elavon was formed by the merger of NOVA Information Systems and euroConex, and today counts more than 1 million merchants as customers trusting the company to efficiently and securely manage their payments business. The company claims to be consistently ranked among the top five global payment providers and is backed by U.S. Bank.

What you need to know: Learning Stream integrates with Elavon’s Converge product, formerly known as Virtual Merchant.



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