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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2011
Mar. 29, 2011
Document and Entity Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Feb. 28, 2011  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
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   80,052,396