In general tavel expenses are reimbursed after the trip. A Visa travel card is offered to defray the use of personal funds.
An individual is considered in travel status when traveling on official business for Purdue whether or not expenses will be reimbursed by the university.
All University travelers seeking reimbursement should incur the lowest reasonable travel expense (examples: sharing a room or riding together) and should exercise care to avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety, including the perception that a business trip has been taken for personal reasons.
Only travel expenses related to University business are reimbursable. Reimbursement is not allowable for items provided free of charge (such as frequent flyer miles or award programs for hotel & car), items previously reimbursed or prepaid by the University or other third-party source, or costs that will be paid/reimbursed from any other source.
If a circumstance arises that is not specifically covered, either the most conservative course shall be adopted or consult the Central Travel Office for additional information.