More than Just Tuition Payment Processing

Paying for tuition, books, athletics and even meals on campus has changed drastically in the last 20 years. Gone are the days of quarterly checks sent in the mail for semester payments or dining plans. Today, parents and students require the convenience of paying online, over the phone, and in person.

But as electronic payment acceptance in universities has risen – so too has fraudsters’ interest in the vast amounts of data that universities are now processing through multiple departments and locations. In 2017, there were over 127 recorded data breaches in education compromising over 1.4 million records. The leading attack vector remains hacking – specifically, ransomware and malware – to locate sensitive personal and financial data which can be resold on the black market.

Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solutions encrypt cardholder data at the Point of Interaction (POI) in a PCI approved P2PE device and decryption is done in an approved Bluefin Hardware Security Module (HSM) located outside of the university’s payment environment. Our solution prevents clear-text cardholder data from being present in a university’s system or network where it could be accessible in the event of a data breach. Bluefin offers a full suite of P2PE payment products to meet the needs of today’s educational institutions. Learn more about P2PE on our FAQs page.

PCI P2PE for Education
PCI P2PE for Education

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Securing Your Campus Payments with PCI-Validated P2PE


Our retail POS P2PE products are a perfect solution for in-person tuition, book and supply payments. Bluefin provides secure P2PE payment processing through our PayConex Gateway or through our network of Decryptx partners for in-person payments utilizing PCI-validated P2PE POS terminals.


Athletics are significant sources of revenue for colleges and universities. Bluefin provides P2PE solutions for every mode of stadium payments, from mobile to countertop to advance purchase of tickets online. And we also have the widest network of ticketing software providers that have integrated to our P2PE solution.


Development offices do everything from accepting donations through their call center to enabling alumni payments online. Bluefin provides call center solutions with our ID Tech P2PE SREDKey keypad device and secure E-commerce processing with transparent redirect and tokenization.


Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solutions provide the highest level of security and flexibility for your dining establishments, from processing via an iPad or iPhone to a full POS solution with register, printer and barcode scanner. And our P2PE kiosk solution is ideal for reloading meal and purchase cards.

Bluefin Provides PCI-Validated P2PE through our PayConex Gateway or our Network of Decryptx Partners

Agile Ticketing

AIMS Parking



Campus Call/Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Choice Ticketing


Destiny Solutions

Epic Systems


Glitnir Ticketing


ITC Systems




OnPlan Health

OnPlan University

Paciolan/Spectra Ticketing


Seattle Tech

University Tickets


View our P2PE Devices for mobile, countertop and unattended payments

Ingenico iCMP
Ingenico iCMP
Ingenico iSC Touch 480
Ingenico iSC Touch 480
Ingenico iSC Touch 250
Ingenico iSC Touch 250
Ingenico iUC285
Ingenico iUC285
Ingenico iPP320, iPP350
Ingenico iPP320, iPP350