How Does the P-Card Work?

The P-Card is a Mastercard™ from JPMorgan Bank. It is issued to Cardholders to simplify University-authorized small dollar purchases and the payment and tracking of those purchases.

The P-Card works like any personal charge card, which is billed monthly to the University. However, the advantage of the P-Card is that vendors are paid directly by JPMorgan Bank within a few days, while the University pays the Bank with a single monthly payment.

Purchases are tracked by accessing P-Card Web Solution™. Cardholders or a Delegate must add detailed purchase information to an order log. The Reconciler for the department will match the order log with the transactions the Bank feeds electronically into the software. This allows units to monitor purchases, keep records, and create reports. The purchase information is also automatically posted to Banner for accounting purposes.

Please contact UPAY Card Services (formerly Corporate Card Office) should you have any questions.

UPAY Card Services

Phone: 217-244-9300
Phone: 800-260-9113
Fax: 217-239-6735
E-mail: cco@uillinois.edu

Last Updated: January 28, 2014