Become a Credit Card Merchant

Payment Solutions & Compliance manages UCLA's credit card process under the direction and approval of Treasury Services' campus credit card coordinator and IT Security. Departments that would like to process debit and credit card payments must complete the following steps:

Determine Credit Card Processing Method

Use the Credit Card Processing Guide to determine what credit card processing method, if any, best suits your department’s needs.


Establish a Credit Card Merchant ID

Complete the New Merchant Questionnaire. This form establishes a Merchant ID (MID), which is required for all merchants. MIDs vary based on the type of vendor you are (Terminal Merchant or 3rd Party Merchant). Setting up a MID may take up to four (4) weeks to complete.


Comply with PCI Security Requirements

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance requires various steps and varies depending on the credit card processing method utilized. Merchants must be compliant with current PCI DSS standards at all times. Steps may include:

Please visit PCI DSS Compliance for further information.


Complete CASHNet Training

CASHNet is the University’s cashiering system for payment acceptance, including credit card payments. All CASHNet operators must complete CASHNet training in order to begin logging payments. Learn How to Gain CASHnet Access.