UMass Sesquicentennial UMass Amherst


If you wish to take credit cards as a method of payment in your department there are strict payment card industry standards (PCI) the University must follow as well as  University Treasurer's Office and the Amherst campus polices.  There are a variety of ways a campus department can accept credit cards and be in compliance with these standards. 

For questions, further information and to get authorization to accept credit cards, email or contact one of the staff listed to the right.  Check Resources list below for additional information

If you suspect:

  • A breach of card data and/or any unauthorized access to card data or systems involved in processing card data (including physical tampering)
  • A virus or other sign of compromise on a system involved in processing card
  • Any social engineering attempts that could affect card processing and/or data.
  • Lost or stolen devices related to card processing