Travel and Procurement Cards
Audience: Current or Future Procurement or Travel Card Holders
Tufts University provides employees with two types of credit cards: The Procurement Card (P-Card: used for purchasing business-related goods) and the Tufts Travel MasterCard (T-Card: used for paying for business travel).
Unsure whether your P-Card or T-Card is the appropriate resource for making a purchase? Reference the Card Program Decision Tree below to ensure you're on the right path.
The Procurement Card (P-Card) is a credit card that should be used for purchases of non-restricted commodities up to $5,000 from any supplier that accepts MasterCard (excluding travel expenses).
On the application, the applicant can request a proxy to reconcile their expenses in PeopleSoft. If the proxy does not already have access to PeopleSoft, they should reach out to TSS@tufts.edu to begin the process to request proxy access.
It is important that all P-Cardholders read the Purchasing Card Procedures and the Policy links to the right, under Related Links. P-Cardholders have a single transaction limit of $5,000 and a monthly limit of $25,000.
Please note that students are ineligible for a Procurement Card.
Tufts Travel Card
The Tufts Travel Card is a credit card that must be used for travel-related business expenses, such as hotel bookings, rental cars, and meals, as well as conference registrations. The travel card is issued by JP Morgan Chase and provided free of charge to university employees. It allows you to obtain up to $500 in cash advances from ATMs worldwide and includes a comprehensive travel insurance package.
Cardholders should read the Travel Card Policy, located in the Related Links section to your right.
Travel card applicants who select “Infrequent Traveler” on their applications (less than 3 trips per year and no international travel) will be given a single limit of $3,000 and a monthly limit of $6,500.
Travel card applicants who select “Frequent Traveler” on their applications (more than 3 trips per year and possibly international travel) will be given a single limit of $5,000 and a monthly limit of $20,500.
If cardholders are traveling, it is recommended that cardholders contact JPMC to place a travel watch on their card. This can be done 1-2 weeks before traveling. The cardholder can reach out to JPMC at the number on the back of their card 1-800-316-6056.
Please note that students are ineligible for a Tufts Travel Card.
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