Meal and Mileage Allowances


More thorough information is available on meals and mileage allowances.

See Travel Policy

Mileage Allowances

CWRU  policy is to mirror the Internal Revenue Service mileage allowance recommendations currently in effect. The allowance covers all automobile-related costs including gasoline, insurance, and maintenance. Toll charges and parking fees, when supported by receipts, are reimbursable in addition to the mileage allowance.

2021 CWRU Mileage Allowance Rate

  • 56 cents/mile (from January 1, 2021)
  • 57.5 cents/mile (from January 1, 2020)

Meal Allowances

The actual cost of meals, including taxes and tips, while on business is reimbursable. Receipts are required if the total cost of a meal exceeds the university meal allowance. CWRU has chosen a standard meal allowance for all travel when receipts are not available.

  • Breakfast: $10.00
  • Lunch: $12.00
  • Dinner: $26.00

NOTE: The meal allowance is not a per diem; it assumes actual expenses have been incurred.