Travel Reimbursement

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by cacandidate2015, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. cacandidate2015

    cacandidate2015 Member

    Mar 22, 2011
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    I know that the Navy reimburses airfare for those who have to travel to the academy, but do they reimburse gas expenses if one chooses to drive? Also, what is the rate at which they do so?
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

    Jul 15, 2007
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    Yes they do. Information should be in the Permit to Report packet.
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Jun 9, 2006
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    For POVs (privately operated vehicles), the federal government typically reimburses based on mileage between the two locations, at a rate of X cents per mile. The government typically determines the mileage based on the address at which you started and finished; thus, the route you happen to choose has no bearing on the mileage allowed. You can probably find the current rate of reimbursement on some website.

    The per mile reimbursement is usually more than sufficient to cover gas costs. It also covers (to some extent) wear and tear on the vehicle. If you need to travel more than one day (based on the mileage the government expects you to cover in one day, which used to be somewhere around 350 miles/day), you will get a "per diem" to cover your expenses. It's not a lot but will allow you to stay in an acceptable (not luxurious) hotel and eat decent (not gourmet) meals.

    Or that's how they used to do it. If it's changed, someone please correct me!

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