To accept payment cards from customers, departments must set up a merchant account with the University System merchant bank. This process can sometimes take up to 15 business days. 

A brief assessment of your credit card needs will be completed prior to the approval of your account. There are cases where different payment acceptance methods may require more than one merchant account. 

Please complete the Payment Card Merchant Feasibility Questionnaire form. You may need information from your fiscal and/or IT resources to complete the form. 

Please note that if you need to order additional credit card terminals, you do not need to fill out the above form. Please contact PCI Compliance directly to place an order or for any other merchant account questions.

Merchant Responsibilities

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required by all campus merchants to ensure the security of cardholders. PCI DSS includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other protective measures.


All departments accepting credit cards are required to complete the PCI DSS Awareness training. PCI DSS training is mandatory for individuals who handle, process or support the systems that process payment card transactions. This is an annual requirement for each of the primary and alternate contacts.

Online PCI Training is available on through the UNT Bridge app. Anyone can register by clicking on the following link: PCI Training . At the end of the training, there is a small quiz and upon completion, the individual will fill out and sign the Payment Card Merchant Security agreement. 

*Please note that this training is separate from any other cash handling training an individual might be required to complete.