The Catholic University of America


Requirements for Acceptance of Credit Card Payments


By Vin Lacovara, CUA compliance and privacy officer

The University can incur significant fines and costs for not protecting the security of credit card information obtained in the course of University business.

Responsibility for protecting such data rests with the schools, departments, offices, and other University units that accept credit card payments.

The University recently revised its Credit Card Acceptance Policy
to clarify the requirements for protecting credit card information.
Specifically, all University units that accept credit card payments
must obtain advance approval from the director of treasury
services, and may only accept payments using approved methods.
Details are set forth in the policy.

Questions regarding credit card acceptance requirements should be directed to the director of treasury services at tel. 202-319-6445.