III. General Responsibilities

University entities interested in accepting credit cards are strongly encouraged to evaluate the business need for this payment method. 

Collegiate/Auxiliary/Administrative Budget Officers must be aware of and authorize applications for new merchant accounts within their areas of responsibility.  Credit card acceptance requires significant departmental administrative effort as well as associated technical and financial costs.


  1. Policy
  2. Purpose
  3. General Responsibilities
  4. Merchant Responsibilities
  5. New Merchant Accounts
  6. Established Merchant Accounts
  7. Universal Compliance Requirements
  8. Important Links for Merchants

APPENDIX A:  12 PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS OF PCI DATA SECURITY STANDARDS
APPENDIX B:  MERCHANT LEVELS DEFINED - COMPLIANCE VALIDATION REQUIREMENTS
APPENDIX C:  SAQ & TRUSTWAVE SCAN REQUIREMENTS