The university offers two ways to pay university-business expenses:
The Purchasing Card (PCard) is available to faculty and staff who hold regular appointments. The PCard can be used for travel, hosting, and occasional supply purchases and is ideal for individuals who have frequent travel and/or hosting expenses.
The Stored Value Card (SVC) is available to students and guests. The SVC offers a safer alternative to cash for prepayment of expenses that don't require receipts and are not tax reportable, such as per diem. The SVC is administered by the Shared Services Center. Visit https://ssc.umich.edu/travel-expense/stored-value-cards/ for additional information.