Office of the Controller UNLV
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Credit and Debit Card Processing


Business Units wishing to accept credit cards for payment of departmental services must contact the Controller's Office for assistance in establishing a merchant services account. NSHE Banking and Investment Office requires that all new account requests require the approval of the University Controller and all accounts must be opened through the University's contracted merchant services vendor.

To reduce their losses due to credit card fraud, five members of the payment card industry (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and JCB) banded together to develop security standards for any organization that accepts, captures, stores, transmits and/or processes credit card information either manually or through an automated system. This set of standards is referred to as the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard, or “PCI-DSS.”

Business units accepting credit card payments must comply with PCI-DSS requirements. Additional information about PCI-DSS can be founds on the Payment Card Industry's web-site at

UNLV Credit Card Acceptance Policiy and Procedures

Information Required for New Merchant Account Request

PCI Quick Reference Guide

PCI Data Security Standars (PCI DSS)

For additional questions or assistance, please contact Linda Kim at (702) 895-1142.



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Last updated 06/24/11 11:43:44 PDT.