Here are the important details of your Harvard Alumni World MasterCard®

Click here for the full card agreement.

Interest Rates and Interest Charges

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 0.00 %  intro APR for the first 12 billing cycles from date of account opening. After the intro APR expires, your APR will be 9.99 % to 18.00 % based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
APR for Cash Advances 9.99 % to 18.00 based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
APR for Balance Transfers 0.00 % intro APR for the first 12 billing cycles from date of account opening. After the intro APR expires, your APR will be 9.99 % to 18.00 % based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
How to Avoid Paying Interest on Purchases
Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.
Minimum Interest Change If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $0.50
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.

Annual Fees

Annual FeeNone
Transaction Fees
  • Balance Transfers
  • Cash Advances
  • Foreign Transactions
  • 2%
  • None
  • None
Penalty Fees
  • Late Payment Fee
  • Returned Check Fee
  • $10.00 or 10% of the outstanding balance, whichever is less.
  • $4.50
Other fees
  • Replacement Card
  • Emergency Replacement Card
  • $20.00
  • $50.00

How We Will Calculate Your Balance: 

We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases).”

Payments are allocated to posted balances. If your account has balances with different APRs, we will allocate the amount of your payment equal to the Total Minimum Payment Due to the lowest APR balances first. Payment amounts in excess of your Total Minimum Payment Due will be applied to balances with higher APRs before balances with lower APRs.

Program Rules:

Earning Rewards Points: Earn base cash rewards of 1% of all new net purchases (qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments) charged to the card each billing cycle. For gas, groceries, and dining (the “Bonus Categories”), you will earn total rewards of 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible grocery merchants, 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible gas merchants, and 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible dining merchants.

Bonus Rewards Offer: You will qualify for a bonus of 10,000 rewards points if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any transaction fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance.

Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, including purchases of money orders or other cash equivalents, fees, interest charges, fraudulent transactions and certain other charges do not earn rewards.

Points can be redeemed for rewards described in the Program website. Point requirements are subject to change without notice, and rewards may be discontinued or substituted at any time. Point requirements are subject to change without notice, and rewards may be discontinued or substituted at any time. Accounts must be open and in good standing at time of redemption. Harvard University Employees Credit Union reserves the right to suspend the cardholder’s participation in the Program until the account is in good standing.

The Program reserves the right to terminate or modify the Program or portions thereof at any time without restriction or penalty. This means that regardless of a Participant’s level of activity in the Program, the ability to accumulate points or claim awards can be terminated or modified with or without prior notice. The redemption value of Points already accumulated may be changed at any time without notice and without restriction or penalty.

Points will be deducted from the total points available for redemption for any returns or credits reflected on the credit card account statement. The Participant’s credit card account may be charged for the actual cash difference between the cost of the award redeemed and the net value of the actual points available for redemption in the event Participant redeems unearned Points.

Points may be forfeited due to Rules violations. This Program is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Participant is responsible for any federal, state or local income or other taxes or gratuities, if applicable. The Participant’s use of their credit card(s) following receipt of these Rules will indicate their agreement to comply with and abide by these Rules. Points in this program can be converted to cash based on parameters set on points to cash conversion within this program. Gift cards are an option for redemption within this program.

Rewards Details:

Cash-Back Rewards: Cash-Back rewards shall be issued for a U.S. dollar sum in the form of a statement credit, or an electronic deposit to an HUECU checking or savings account.

Merchandise Rewards: Merchandise orders should arrive 4-6 weeks after the order is received; except as noted on items shipped directly from the manufacturer or if the Participant receives an acknowledgment stating an alternate delivery date. Shipments cannot be made to a post office box or outside the United States. There will be no charge for standard delivery. Additional shipping cost may apply to deliveries to Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii. A street address and home phone number are required to accept an order.

A product which is received damaged or defective may be returned to the shipper within 10 days of receipt for replacement. All parts, instructions, warranty cards and original packaging materials must be returned with the product. Be sure to note any exceptions, damages or shortages on the delivery receipt before signing to accept freight shipment delivery from the carrier. The merchandise offered in this Program may be subject to standard manufacturers’ warranties. Warranty claims must be directed to the manufacturer.

Travel Rewards: Certain restrictions may apply to travel certificates, tickets and documents. Travel certificates, tickets and documents are not exchangeable, refundable, transferable or redeemable for cash. All travel certificates; tickets and documents will be mailed first class U.S. Mail and will not be replaceable in the event of loss, destruction or theft. Participant may request travel certificates, tickets and documents to be delivered by overnight carrier and agrees to pay the associated additional delivery fees. Participant is responsible for any applicable fees and taxes associated with travel redemptions.

All travel awards are non-refundable and subject to specific terms and conditions. The Program reserves the right to book all airline tickets on the carrier with the lowest available fare for the round trip between the cities requested. Certificates have no value except when used under the terms and conditions accompanying them. Certificates and tickets issued for airline travel must be issued in the name of the redeeming credit card account holder or a member of their immediate family. The Program is not responsible for the performance of the airlines of the ticketed transportation. All reservations are made subject to the conditions of carriage, supply or business of the party providing the service, which include exclusions and limitations of liability.

Airline tickets are not refundable nor may they be returned to the Program for a credit of points to the original account. They are non-changeable unless permitted by the airline issuing the ticket. Fees that apply due to permitted changes by the airline are the responsibility of the traveler. En-route stopovers are not permitted unless they are to make direct connections within the carrier’s rules. Air travel must be all on the same airline. Minimum or maximum stays required by the carrier may apply.

Issuance of some travel certificates does not constitute a reservation. In such cases the certificate holder is responsible for making all reservations with the company that issues the certificate. To see additional rules regarding certificate redemptions for airline tickets, cruises, car and hotel awards, please see the travel section of the Harvard Alumni Card Rewards website.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the Program communications is accurate. The Program is not responsible for errors or omissions and reserves the right to correct such errors at any time, even if it affects a pending award redemption order. These program details, combined with the program Terms and Condition (available at the Harvard Alumni Card website), and any local rules published by the Harvard University Employees Credit Union, constitute the full set of Program Rules.

Conditions:

By submitting this application, you: (1) acknowledge that you have reviewed the credit card Terms and Conditions; (2) agree to submit your application for this credit card subject to those Terms and Conditions; and (3) authorize HUECU to use the information in your application, and any other information we or our affiliates have about you, to determine your ability to pay, as required by Federal law.
By requesting an HUECU credit card account from Harvard University Employees Credit Union in (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” herein):

You certify that: (1) you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. (2) you are at least 18 years of age; and (3) the information you provide to us is correct and given for the purpose of obtaining credit. You understand that we will rely on this information.

You authorize us to confirm the information you provide to us, retain your application, and open an account for you. You also authorize us to obtain and use consumer credit reports in connection with this application and in reviewing, modifying or collecting any credit extended to you. If you ask, we will tell you if we requested a credit report and give you the name and address of the credit reporting agency. Your application is subject to our approval. Upon approval, we will establish the APRs, fees and amount of your credit line and provide you a Credit Card Agreement and your credit card(s). This offer is not transferable.

Credit Card Agreement: You will be deemed to sign the agreement when the first transaction is made on the account. If no transactions are made within ten days after your account is opened, then you will be deemed to sign the agreement unless you close the account. If you do not want to agree to the terms in the agreement, make sure no transactions are made and that you close the account within ten days from when it is opened. The Agreement is governed by the laws of Massachusetts and the United States and is subject to change.

The HUECU Privacy Notice is available at www.huecu.org/policies.

Additional Features:

Earn base rewards of 1% of all new net purchases (qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments) charged to the card each billing cycle. For gas, groceries, and dining (the “Bonus Categories”), you will earn total rewards of 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible grocery merchants, 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible gas merchants, and 2% (consisting of 1% bonus rewards and 1% base rewards) for net purchases at eligible dining merchants.

Eligible merchants are determined by the associated merchant category codes (MCC) for the Bonus Categories as follows: Eligible “Grocery” Categories: 5411-Grocery Stores/Supermarkets, 5422-Freezer/Meat Lockers, 5441-Candy/Nut/Confection Stores, 5451-Dairy Product Stores, 5462-Bakeries, and 5499-Misc. Food Stores. (Please note that this list does not include codes for “Discount Stores” or “Wholesale Clubs”); and (b) Gas (MCC 5541-Service Stations and 5542-Automated Fuel Dispensers); and Dining (5811 F Caterers, 5812 F Eating Places, Restaurants, 5813 F Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) – Bars, Taverns, Nightclubs, Cocktail Lounges, Discotheques, and 5814 F Fast Food Restaurants).

Purchases made at a merchant that does not process transactions under these codes will not qualify and you will not receive the bonus rewards.

Cash-Back rewards shall be issued for a U.S. dollar sum in the form of a statement credit, or an electronic deposit to an HUECU checking or savings account. Details are provided at time of application.

Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, including purchases of money orders or other cash equivalents, fees, interest charges, fraudulent transactions and certain other charges do not earn rewards. Points can be redeemed for rewards as described in the Program website. Point requirements are subject to change without notice, and rewards may be discontinued or substituted at any time. Accounts must be open and in good standing at time of redemption.