University Travel

University Travel

Travel Update

CSU Travel Policy Update: Effective April 18, 2024

The CSU Travel and Business Expense Payments policy has been revised to increase the lodging expense limit from $275/night to $333/night in order to adjust for inflation and align with other state public higher education institutions. Justification and additional eTravel approvals will be required for lodging rates greater than $333/night, excluding taxes and other related charges. The new rate limit applies to travel on or after April 18, 2024.

CSU Travel Policy Updates: Effective January 1, 2024

All travel beginning on or after January 1, 2024 will follow the federal per diem rates for the reimbursements of meals and incidental expenses (M&IE). This is to ensure that campuses are in alignment with IRS standards and current reimbursement rates. CSU Travel Policy was updated to reflect these changes. 

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Need Help?

For Information on travel policy contact the Travel Desk at or (818) 677-5266.

For eTravel technical support, create a SOLAR Financials General Inquiry TOPdesk Request or email

About the University Travel Office

The University Travel Office is responsible for accurate and timely reimbursements of travel expenses incurred by authorized individuals traveling on official University business. All authorized individuals traveling on official University business should incur the lowest reasonable travel expenses. All University travel policies are expected to be followed when traveling on official University business.

Close cooperation between the University departments and the University departments and the University Travel Office is essential to ensure timely reimbursements and the University's compliance with state regulations.