Travel reimbursement

gill0610

Member
I think I read in DS's scholarship info that 4 year recipients get their travel reimbursed for their first trip to school. If they are driving do they just submit the distance and get reimbursed at a standard mileage rate? We are 700 miles from the school where he will be attending so could be quite a few $s. Thanks!
 

NavyNOLA

Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
 

AROTC-dad

Moderator
5-Year Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
@NavyNOLA, I believe the OP is referring to AROTC. Does this apply to 4 year Army scholarship winners?
 

NavyNOLA

Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
@NavyNOLA, I believe the OP is referring to AROTC. Does this apply to 4 year Army scholarship winners?
I can't imagine it's much different, but I'm not positive.
 

QA1517

5-Year Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
Funny story.
DS did AROTC at a military junior college. They arranged his transportation to show up early for what they called mini camp.
They had him flying 500 miles, catch a connecting flight, fly 400 miles back, then they would drive 2 hrs to pick him up and 2 hrs back to school.

We only live 3 hrs from the school. We just called to see if we could drop him off and save the hassle. They did reimburse us for our travel.
 

ProudDad17

Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
For an NROTC scholarship, I believe they will only reimburse up to the cost of an airline ticket, is that correct? I am planning to drive my DS to his unit, which is about 2300 miles away. It will be easier to get his stuff there, plus it's a good opportunity for some father/son bonding on a road trip and catching some baseball games along the way.
 

NavyNOLA

Member
If they are driving (or the parents are driving) they won't have to submit anything. Their unit will reimburse at a standard rate per mile based on the distance from home of record to the unit. If they travel on an airplane, train, bus, etc. they'll have to submit the receipt.
For an NROTC scholarship, I believe they will only reimburse up to the cost of an airline ticket, is that correct? I am planning to drive my DS to his unit, which is about 2300 miles away. It will be easier to get his stuff there, plus it's a good opportunity for some father/son bonding on a road trip and catching some baseball games along the way.
The government wants incoming mids to travel in a cost-effective manner, so choosing to drive 2300 miles over flying may result in a much more expensive claim. In that case, the reimbursement could be limited. Contact your unit and ask for their Human Resources Assistant to clarify. I generally try and avoid that type of admin stuff like the plague.....
 
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