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Electronic Processing of Revenues and Expenditures, Including Portal Activity (APS 029)

Issued: Nov. 22, 2005
Updated: Aug. 18, 2017 – View Changes

FPP J.001


Applicable to

State agencies and institutions of higher education


Some state agencies and institutions of higher education accept credit cards and electronic payments as well as cash and checks. They may also accept payments over the Internet. Online payments and any additional fees they may incur must be accounted for in the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), unless otherwise provided by law.

Legal cite

Government Code, Sections 403.011, 403.023, 403.031, 2054.111 (e), 2054.252 (e), and 2054.252 (g) (1) and (2); General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article IX, Sections 8.10, 9.05 and 9.06, 85th Legislature, Regular Session.


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Changes to this Document
08/18/2017 Updated through the acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session
08/31/2015 Updated through the acts of the 84th Legislature, Regular Session; added CAPPS information
08/30/2013 Updated through the acts of the 83rd Legislature
04/22/2013 Added reporting requirement for COBJ 3879. Added section on transactions under Processing Exceptions.
08/26/2011 Updated through the acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session
02/25/2011 Made the following changes:
  • TexasOnline is now
  • “Convenience fees” are now called “online processing fees”
  • Added caveat for online processing fees: “All fees charged through the authority of must be approved by the DIR Governing Board.”
  • Added directions for processing refunds through the payment engine
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