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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2010
Sep. 30, 2010
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Aug. 31, 2010  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2010  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol GPN  
Entity Registrant Name GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001123360  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --05-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   79,675,656