The Tufts Finance Division is responsible for managing the financial resources of the university. Please click here for more information about the Tufts Finance Division and see links to highlighted research-related policies and guidance below.
- Tufts Purchasing Manual
- Business Expense Policy
- Corporate MasterCard (Travel Card) Policy
- Procurement Card (PCard) Policy
- Tufts Travel Policy
Additional information about travel:
- Tufts University COVID-19 Travel Information
- TUSDM Travel Justification Form– Dean’s approval must be received prior to incurring any travel-related expenses, including virtual conferences.
Tufts Purchasing Manual
See the Tufts Purchasing Manual for details on Selecting Suppliers, Bidding & Negotiating, Buying & Receiving, Payment Terms, and Purchasing Capital Equipment.
Business Expense Policy
“Tufts faculty, staff, and students are periodically required to incur business expenses on behalf of the university in furtherance of its educational and research mission. The intent of this policy is to help facilitate those business expenses and is designed to be fair and equitable to both purchaser and the university. It applies to all university business expenses regardless of the funding source.”
Corporate MasterCard (Travel Card) Policy
“The card should be used to the fullest extent possible to pay all travel-related and business expenses. Charges incurred feed directly to the university’s electronic travel and expense reporting system (e-Expense system). Each user is responsible for substantiating charges in the e-expense system in a reasonable amount of time.”
Procurement Card (PCard) Policy
“The Procurement Card (PCard) is a MasterCard credit card, which can be used for approved purchases up to $5,000 of all non-restricted commodities from any supplier that accepts MasterCard as a form of payment. The PCard provides a faster, more efficient way to purchase lower dollar goods, however, cannot be used as payment for certain restricted items.”
Tufts Travel Policy
“Tufts faculty, staff, and students are periodically required to travel on behalf of the university in furtherance of its educational and research mission. The intent of this policy is to help facilitate that travel and is designed to be fair and equitable to both the traveler and the university. It applies to all university travel regardless of the funding source.”