Requests for cash advances should be held to a minimum. In instances of compelling need (e.g. the traveler does not possess a credit card) an advance may be requested in amounts of up to $50 for each full and partial travel day. Greater amounts may be requested, but will require the traveler to show evidence that actual expenses will be higher.
Advances must be requested on a Cash Advance Voucher, signed by the traveler, and submitted for approval to Jennifer Poacelli, department manager. We request that all advances be submitted at least 10 working days before the first day of travel.
After the travel is completed, the traveler must complete the Business Travel Expense Report with original receipts and proper documentation of expenses just as if a travel reimbursement was being requested. Any unspent advance must be returned to Princeton University. Unused advances not returned or accounted for will be considered against the employee’s income.