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Payment Card Services

The University recognizes that the ability to accept credit card payments is necessary for modern e-commerce. Credit card payments provide a convenience to customers, help to stimulate sales, and contribute to increased operational efficiency.  Payment Card Services supports University departments and units that accept credit card payments by facilitating e-commerce payments, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and industry standards, and providing the training necessary to responsibly conduct payment card transactions.  Safeguarding of customer confidential information is of central importance in ensuring institutional compliance and protecting the security of University customers.

This website provides University units and departments with information regarding compliance requirements and best practices for payment card transactions. For additional information, see our FAQs, Procedures, & Forms document.


Payment Card Services assists departments and units by:

Payment Card Services helps departments and units with secure methods for accepting payment cards for:

  • Conferences and workshops;

  • Special events and fundraisers; and

  • Sales of good and services.

Payment Card Services offers numerous ways that departments and units can accept payment cards, including through:

  • E-commerce websites;

  • Desktop payments;

  • Mobile payment devices; and

  • Third-party payment servicers.

Related Policies and Resources

For additional information related to Payment Card Services, email (uva_payment_card_svcs) or contact Ruth Parcells.