News & Announcements

Increase in Travel and Entertainment Meal Rates


To: Campus Community
From: Asger Pedersen, Manager Accounts Payable/Travel
Date: 7/24/12
Subject: Increase in Travel and Entertainment Meal Rates

The maximum per person amounts for the reimbursement of travel and entertainment meal expenses have been revised as follows:

UCSB Effective Date - The new rates will be effective for all qualified expenses incurred on or after July 1, 2012.

Reimbursement of actual expenses – Although the University’s Travel M&IE cap amount is tied to the maximum Federal per diem rate, travelers may seek reimbursement only for their actual expenses.  Departments should remind their travelers that only expenses actually incurred are reimbursable. 

For more information about these changes, please read the letter from Peter J. Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Business and Finance Bulletins G-28 and BUS-79 can be found at:

If you have questions regarding these changes or other travel issues, please contact Annette Gonzales, Travel/Entertainment Coordinator @ x7037 or