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Accounts Receivable Services

Payment Card Program

Payment Cards/PCI DSS 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 (PCI DSS). 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: PCI DSS 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 PCI DSS standards into your business processes as well as selection of the proper method of card acceptance based upon your business need.