New Changes for 2016!

Welcome our new Controller

The PLU Business Office is very happy to welcome our new Controller, Steve Whitehouse, who will join the team on February 8, 2016. As Controller, Steve will provide strategic leadership in establishing and enforcing University’s financial policies and overseeing day-to-day financial operations. Specific functions under Steve’s leadership will include accounting, payroll, accounts receivable & collections, cashiering, audit and tax compliance, budget administration, and financial reporting.

Steve comes to PLU from Seattle Pacific University where he has served as the University’s Controller since 2002. Steve has a proven success in private higher education financial management in the Northwest.

Please join the Business Office in extending a very warm welcome to Steve Whitehouse.


New Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Beginning January 1, 2016 Pacific Lutheran University’s mileage reimbursement rate will follow the mileage rate set by the IRS.   The IRS has just announced the mileage rate for business travel starting January 1, 2016; travel on behalf of PLU will be reimbursed at the rate of 54 cents per mile.   Please contact the Business Office if you have any questions.

Who We Are:

PLU Business Office provides accounting and financial services for PLU. We strive to provide the highest quality of service to all customers. Services include: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Student Accounts Receivable, Cashier, Purchasing, Student Loan Collections, and Purchase Cards.


  • Recent additions to Documents and Forms:
    Externally-funded Grants and Contracts_Step-by-Step Procedures
  • A Purchase Order is required only when the dollar amount of the requisition exceeds $2,500.

The Purchase Card

Learn more about the JP Morgan Chase Purchase Card here

Student Accounts

Find important information about your Student Account here

Documents & Forms

You can download documents and forms here