Handling Transactions

Penn State Purchasing Card transactions are handled like any other standard Visa charge. If you are currently Visa capable, you do not need to take any further action in order to participate in the Purchasing Card program.

To begin a Visa program, contact your financial institution or PNC Bank (1-800-685-4039 or 1-888-562-2300).

Things to Keep in Mind

  • You must provide cardholders with an itemized receipt or a priced packing slip.
  • Do not send Penn State an invoice for purchases made with the Purchasing Card.
  • A purchase made with the Purchasing Card requires only a receipt or priced packing list; it does not require an additional invoice from the supplier.
  • When the Purchasing Card is used to pay for lodging, some restrictions apply.