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Credit and Debit Card Processing

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Learn about credit and debit card processing.


This page provides merchants with the resources needed to effectively process credit and debit card payments while protecting cardholder data.

UC San Diego must comply with all legalities pertaining to the Payment Card Industry laws and regulations including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). 

Merchant Services

The Merchant Services team is tasked with ensuring PCI compliance for all UCSD merchants and the University as a wholeAll University entities must receive approval from Merchant Services before either accepting payment via credit card or signing any agreements involving credit card services or equipment.

Get the resources and information you need to successfully establish and maintain your merchant account.  

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

All employees who accept, process, transmit, or store payment card information are responsible for maintaining continuous compliance with PCI DSS. 

Learn about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and your responsibilities as a merchant. 

Equipment Resources for Merchants 

Find the information you need to effectively manage your equipment and maintain compliance with all requirements. 

Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal or call the Finance Help Line at (858) 246-4237.

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