How can I be reimbursed for using my own car?
Sometimes renting a car is too much of a hassle, or it just makes more sense to use your own vehicle. Luckily, you are able to get reimbursement by doing so. For every mile you drive, FSU will reimburse you 44.5 cents to cover wear and tear on your vehicle. For example, if you were to drive 150 miles, you would be eligible for a $66.75 refund.
Calculating how many miles you can be reimbursed for is a bit different than you might expect. FSU will only reimburse city-to-city mileage. There are two ways FSU would like for you to calculate it. If you're only traveling in the state of Florida, use the FDOT Official Highway Mileage Viewer. This will show the mileage between cities. For example, the mileage between Tallahassee and Gainesville is 144 miles. Chances are you'll be going round trip, so simply double it for 288 miles. Your reimbursement for map mileage would then be $128.16. If you are traveling outside of Florida, you would use Mapquest, Google Maps, or Apple Maps. For example, if you're driving from Tallahassee to Atlanta, GA, you would input those cities into a map program of your choice, in this case Mapquest. They have a round trip feature, and if you use that it will show the trip as 533.87 miles. Your reimbursement for that trip would be $237.57.
You don't necessarily have to calculate your own map mileage when submitting your expenses; your travel representative is happy to do it for you! However, it is convenient to know how it is calculated in case you ever have any questions.
Can I be reimbursed for gas if I use my own car?
Unfortunately, you are responsible for your own gas purchases when using your personal car. Any request for reimbursement will be denied.
Can I be reimbursed for driving my car at my destination?
Yes! Vicinity mileage is used whenever you use your own car to drive around your destination. This is calculated similarly to map mileage.