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Harvard Credit Card Services administers the University card programs. The University offers two payment card options for eligible faculty or staff who travel or purchase goods and services on behalf of their department, the Purchasing Card (PCard) and Corporate Card.



Harvard Purchasing Cards (“PCards”) are University-liability credit cards issued in the names of authorized, trained individuals to purchase eligible goods and services in support of Harvard University business. Travel outside of the Cambridge area is never allowed on PCard, nor are gift cards. Local ground transportation is allowed. Please check with the Finance Office before using a PCard to pay for gifts, celebratory events or flowers as there are restrictions on what can be purchased and for how much.

PCard Individual Cardholder Application


Before you can receive your Purchasing Card you must complete the online training in full. Please call your contact in the Financial Office with questions or to set up a training time at 495-4607.


  • No travel, gift cards, personal charges or charge-splitting to stay below the per-transaction limit
  • Tax ID is printed on the card – do not pay sales tax.

Reviewing (All Transactions)

  • Your charges will now appear in Concur on a monthly basis (around the 11th or the 12th of the month) so need to be added into a report then sent to your financial contact for review and approval.

Corporate Card

The Corporate Card is the primary payment method used for travel expenses incurred by Harvard employees. Employees who take at least three business trips per year and/or incur event or entertainment expenses of $5,000 or more per year are strongly encouraged to apply for a corporate card.

CITI MasterCard Application Instructions

Settling your Corporate Card and Reimbursing Employees through Concur