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Guidelines for Travel and Per Diem Expenses

It is important to check the funding agency’s guidelines for travel and per diem charges. Policies vary greatly.
For help determining travel and/or lodging costs, contact one of the university's preferred travel agencies:

See also Colgate's Travel Policy for useful information on travel budgeting.

Federal maximum per diem rates: See Airline Open Skies Agreements for exceptions to the “Fly America Act” for international air travel funded by a federal grant.

If using a personal car, the reimbursable mileage rate is 56 cents per mile (effective 1/1/2014), in accordance with IRS guidelines.