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Accounts Receivable Services

Payment Card Program

Payment Cards/PCIDSS Standards Compliance

University of Minnesota departments that accept payment cards as payment for goods and services are contractually obligated to follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS). The purpose of these standards is to protect cardholder data wherever it resides - ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest information security standard. A listing of these standards can be found at: PCIDSS Standards.

Getting Started

The process of establishing a payment card merchant account can be found on the University of Minnesota's Policy Library. This process includes incorporation of PCIDSS standards into your business processes as well as selection of the proper method of card acceptance based upon your business need.

Annual PCI Refresher Training

Self Assessment Questionnaire Training

A guidance template prepared by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is available on request for merchants using the SAQ-D form. To receive a copy, contact or using "OIT Guidance Template" in the subject line of the email.