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Authorization to Accept Credit Cards

Before any student or employee can accept credit card payments, they must first submit an application for approval.

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Authorization to Accept Credit Card Payments

Departments must be authorized by the University Controller in order to collect funds by credit card. To begin this process, the department should discuss the proposed activity with the University Cashiers who can be reached at 850.474.3035. The Cashiers may be able to accommodate the collections through existing systems or may recommend that the Department submit a  Departmental Request for Authorization  along with supporting documentation clearly describing the nature and scope of the proposed activity.

Departmental Request for Authorization forms will be reviewed and evaluated by Financial Services and ITS for security issues related to the protection of customer Cardholder Data. Every proposal must assure the protection of Cardholder Data and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).


Download the Form: Departmental Request for Authorization