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Purchasing Cards

How do I get a p-card?

Complete a Credit Card Application and submit it to C-40 ASB. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

Which p-card should I apply for?

The university provides a number of different types of credit cards. Review our University Credit Cards page to determine what card is best for you.

Can I have my p-card limit raised?

Requests to raise your p-card limit above the maximum $3,500 limit will be denied.

If you need to make a purchase that is above this limit, please contact us at 801-422-3872. A Buyer will either assist you in completing a Requisition in Y-Marketplace or will process the payment for you using credit cards they have access to with higher limits.

What are my daily/monthly limits on my p-card?

Your daily transactional limit is generally set between 5-10 transactions per day. The standard monthly limit is generally set at $10,000 for a p-card and $20,000 for a department p-card. The per transaction limit is no more than $3,500 per transaction. Your actual limits were requested on your application that your campus controller approved. If you feel you need to adjust the spending limits on your account, please discuss your request with your department controller. Your controller can then request limit increases with the Finance office in Purchasing and Travel at 801-422-3872.

Any restricted items I can’t buy with my p-card?

Use of the purchasing card for the following items is prohibited:

  • Personal Purchases
  • Transactions exceeding the authorized transaction limit. You should never split the cost of a single transaction between two or more sales receipts in order to avoid authorization limits.
  • Gift cards
  • Independent contractor payments, personal services, or wages
  • Hazardous materials
  • International purchases of software, copyrights, licenses, subscriptions, or royalties. For additional information on paying foreign vendors, see the BYU Tax Office website.