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Travel Services

Payment Services is responsible for processing state travel advances and reimbursements for the campus community and ensure that these disbursements are made in compliance with Federal, State and CSU travel policy. (see additional information at

Travel Policy Updates For 2017

Restricted Travel

Effective January 1, 2017, AB 1887 prohibits state-funded travel to any states that have enacted a law that voids or repeals any existing state or local protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression or have the enacted laws that have the effect of voiding or repealing any of these protections.

States on the restricted list:

  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Travel to these states cannot be funded with any state dollars, including Campus Programs funds. Note: It is permissible to use auxiliary corporation funds for this purpose.

Please contact the Payment Services office if you have any questions or concerns (805-756-2291;

Standard Mileage Rates

Effective January 1, 2018, the California State University Standard Mileage Rate for business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2018 will increase from 53.5 cents per mile to 54.5 cents per mile. Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 18 cents per mile, increased from 17 cents per mile.

The updated Travel Claim Form as of January 2, 2018.

To learn more about what has changed please visit the Travel Policies page and the Travel FAQ page.


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