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Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Ithaca College Travel Policy for further details.

Can I use my Ithaca College Travel Card for personal use?
No. The Travel Card is only intended for payment of approved Ithaca College travel related expenses.

Can I put registration fees or hotel reservations on my Travel Card?
Yes. Card use for IC travel related expenses is encouraged whenever possible.

How is the Travel Card paid for?
Ithaca College pays the bill directly. All receipts for charges over $30.00 made with the Travel Card must be uploaded to IC Finance Cloud and submitted with your Expense Report.

How do I obtain cash advances using the Travel Card?
All Travel Cards are issued with the cash advance feature turned off.

How long do I have to submit my Expense Report?
Expense Reports should be submitted within 10 days upon return from travel. However, in the event that an Expense Report is not submitted within 60 days, any college paid expenses will be treated as income to the employee. These funds will be subject to required payroll tax withholding and reported on the employee's W-2. See Travel Policy Documentation and Reimbursement Requirements for full details.

What is the meal allowance per day?
Ithaca College has no set amount for meals per day. However, the traveler should ensure that meal expenses are appropriate and reasonable.

I lost some of my receipts, what should I do?
A traveler who loses receipts should try to obtain duplicates. If a receipt is unobtainable, the traveler will need to provide a justification when submitting their Expense Report.

I was able to save money by staying with friends while on College business. Is it possible to be reimbursed for a modest gift or gesture of appreciation?
This would be determined by your Dean, Director and/or Department Head. Gifts in lieu of lodging may not be charged to federal grant or contract accounts due to government regulations.

What is the College’s current mileage reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicles?
Effective January 1, 2021 the rate is $0.56 per mile, down from $0.575 for 2020. However, Ithaca College encourages travelers to use College vehicles whenever possible.

If I claim mileage reimbursement, will I also be reimbursed for my gasoline receipts?
No, receipts for gasoline will not be reimbursed when mileage reimbursement is claimed for use of personal vehicles.