Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Students traveling within the United States can be awarded a maximum of $500 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and students traveling internationally can be awarded a maximum of $750 per fiscal year. If a student is traveling both internationally and domestically during a fiscal year, he/she can receive a maximum of $750 for the fiscal year.
No. GSC travel awards are paid as reimbursements after travel.
GSC travel award funds are limited and award amounts will not be increased for applicants who do not have additional funding.
If your travel plans change and you will not be using your GSC travel award, you must inform the GSC immediately via email to email@example.com. Failure to appropriately claim or deny a travel award will result in ineligibility for GSC travel awards for one year.
Yes. GSC travel awards can be used to pay for expenses not covered by your department.
No less than 10 days after the application submission deadline, travel award recipients will be notified of their award amount via email and a list of award recipients will be posted. Due to the limited availability of funds and the competitive nature of the awards, it is likely that some applicants will not receive funding. Applicants not awarded funds will be notified via email.
All receipts turned in for reimbursement must have your signature on them indicating authenticity. Airfare and registration receipts are often sent via email. These can be printed off and then signed. Receipts are not required for meal or personal vehicle mileage reimbursement.
All meals will be reimbursed based on State of Kansas per diem rates. Meal allowances are based on time of departure and return and event location. No receipts are required for meal reimbursement. See the Meal Expense Reimbursement section of the Reimbursable Travel Expenses policy manual for more information and per diem rates.
Reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be based on State of Kansas mileage rates. No receipts, including fuel receipts, are required for mileage reimbursement. See the Mileage Reimbursement for Use of a Privately-Owned or Operated Conveyance section of the Reimbursable Travel Expenses policy manual for more information and mileage rates.
Membership fees can only be reimbursed if membership is required in order to attend the event. Please provide documentation that membership is required.
Reimbursement checks or electronic deposits should arrive 1-3 weeks after submitting reimbursement information. Checks will be mailed to the address provided on your W-9 form. Reimbursements for GRAs, GTAs, GAs and other students enrolled in electronic deposit will be paid via direct deposit.
All reimbursement materials should be submitted in hard copy form in person or via campus or postal mail to the Graduate School, 119 Eisenhower Hall. Graduate students who are enrolled in a K-State Global Campus program and are not located in Manhattan or will be out of state or country for an extended period and unable to submit hard copy materials should notify the GSC at firstname.lastname@example.org. In such cases, an extension for submitting reimbursement materials may be granted, or the student may submit materials via email or fax.
Can I be reimbursed for my hotel expenses (or other expenses) if my roommate paid for it and then I paid him/her back?
Students should pay for their travel expenses and not those of other students when possible. If sharing a hotel room, separate hotel receipts for each student’s portion of the lodging should be submitted.
While this is the preferred method, the GSC understands that it is not always possible or economical to get separate lodging receipts, book flights separately, etc. If another student has paid for one of your expenses, include a letter or email from the individual with a copy of the receipt. The letter should include what the student paid for and the amount that you paid him/her back.
No. You will only be reimbursed for the total amount of your receipts.
You will be reimbursed up to the amount of your travel award.
I won’t be able to turn in my post-travel reimbursement packet within the 1 month time frame. Can I submit my packet later?
Yes. Email email@example.com requesting an extension. Failure to do so will result in a loss of your award.
Information from the W-9 form is needed to establish information in the K-State vendor database. Reimbursement checks will be mailed to the address listed on the W-9 form. Reimbursements are generally neither taxable nor reportable.