Per Diem


Employees traveling on University business are eligible for reimbursement for their personal meal expenses. Employees may choose to submit receipts for their actual meal expenses or they may opt to use the per diem rate; they cannot combine both methods on the same trip. Actual meal expenses will be reimbursed only up to the maximum amount of the per diem rate.

International Rates

Please use the current U.S. Department of State rates for reimbursement of expenses not included in conference registration fees (such as meals).

Domestic Rates

The current per diem rate is $46 for employees who are traveling for at least 24 hours for most cities within the continental United States. The rate is $71 when traveling to certain more expensive cities, listed below. If your destination is not specifically listed, use the rate of $46.

State City/Cities State City/Cities
AZ Phoenix MA Cambridge
AZ Scottsdale MA Martha's Vineyard
CA Los Angeles MA Woburn
CA Monterey MD Baltimore CIty
CA Palm Springs MD Ocean City
CA San Diego MN Minneapolis/St.Paul
CA San Francisco NM Santa Fe
CA Santa Monica NV Las Vegas
CA Truckee NY Manhattan (includes boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island)
CA Yosemite National Park NY Melville
CO Aspen NY Riverhead
CO Telluride NY Ronkonkoma
CO Vail NY


CT Bridgeport NY New Rochelle
CT Danbury NY White Plains
DC District of Columbia PA Pittsburgh
FL Boca Raton RI Bristol
FL Delray Beach RI Jamestown
FL Jupiter RI Middletown
FL Ft. Lauderdale RI Newport
FL Key West RI Providence
ID Sun Valley TX Austin
ID Kethcum TX Dallas
IL Chicago TX Houston
LA New Orleans UT Park City
MA Boston VT Manchester
MA Burlington