Card Services

Commercial Card Programs

Card Services administers the university's Commercial Card Programs. The programs are designed to provide full-time faculty, staff and graduate student employees an efficient, cost-effective method for making business-related purchases on behalf of the university. In addition, it offers a process for individuals to make travel arrangements without obligating personal funds. Benefits include fast and convenient purchasing, reduced paper usage, fewer cash transactions, and streamlined procurement and payable processes.

View the Commercial Card Programs policies and procedures.


Report a Lost/Stolen Commercial Card

To report your commercial card lost or stolen, immediately call J.P. Morgan Chase at 800-270-7760. Also, you should notify Card Services at J.P. Morgan Chase will deactivate the card and reissue a new one.

NIU Amazon Business Account

This online resource provides a tool for commercial cardholders to manage their essential, mission-critical purchases by utilizing Amazon’s wide product selection and competitive prices. The university’s centralized business account offers the following benefits:

  • Free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible items.
  • Automatic tax-exempt purchasing on items sold by LLC and participating third-party sellers.
  • Business-specific pricing, including quantity discounts on eligible items.
  • Average savings of 5-7% across the Amazon marketplace.
  • Access to a specialized Amazon Business Customer Service team,

New cardholders will receive an invitation from to join the NIU Amazon Business Account, once they pick up their cards. Detailed information on using the account is contained in the links below:


Complete the Request for Change to Account form if you need to:

  • Add or delete a cost center
  • Add or delete an Approving Manager
  • Add or delete a Proxy
  • Decrease a credit limit permanently or temporarily
  • Increase a credit limit to no more than $25,000/month permanently or temporarily

Request for Change to Account (PDF)

Complete a Request for Exception form if you need to:

  • Increase the single transaction dollar limit for a one-time purchase
  • Increase the monthly transaction dollar limit for a one-time purchase
  • Request permission to purchase a prohibited item
  • Increase credit limit to more than $25,000/month permanently or temporarily

Request for Exception (PDF)


New program participants are required to complete training prior to the distribution of cards. Training sessions will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Upcoming Training

Contact Us

Procurement Services and Contract Management
Lowden Hall 107
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-6800 (FAX)