How to Setup a Stripe Account

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In order to accept online credit card payments on Handshake, you’ll first need to create a Stripe account. NOTE: ONLY users who have the Manage Payment Preferences role will be authorized to set up a Stripe account through Handshake. Any user with the Manage Payment Preferences role will be able to manage the payment preferences and has the ability to review charges posted to the account.

To create the Stripe account:

First, confirm that you have the Manage Payment Preferences role. (If you’re already certain you have this role, skip down to step #4 below). If you do not have this role you will want to contact another staff member at your school who has the Manage Staff role. They will be able to add this role to your account.

1.    From any page in Handshake, click on your name in the top right hand corner. This will make the account options menu appear.  

2.    Select “User Settings” from the account options menu.

3. Scroll down to the “Roles” section.  Verify that you are the have the Manage Payment Preferences role listed before you proceed.

4.    Scroll down to the bottom of the School Settings list and click on Payment Preferences. 

5.    That selection will bring you to this screen and you will then select “Connect with Stripe.”



6.    This will bring you to a financial form. Fill out that form, and click "Authorize". This processes immediately, so you are now registered with Stripe and can use Stripe to process your payments without delay.

NOTE:    You can disable Stripe payments at any time by clicking "Disable Payments" on the "Payments" tab.

NOTE: If you need to have an employer or other party pay for your invoice through another page or portal, you can paste the link in your invoice. Please note that hyperlinks cannot be directly clicked on. Instead you can add a note for the employer to copy and paste the link and submit payment there.

For more information about Stripe or to access their support content, please visit or our FAQs attached. 

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