Reimbursement Rates for Mileage and Meals

Although each department may impose stricter limits based on the availability of funds, the following rates represent the maximum amount of reimbursement authorized through USC Beaufort:                  

  • Travel between USC Beaufort Campuses (USCB employees only) - .267 per mile when working on both campuses in one day
  • Travel to the Columbia campus (USCB employees only) - .267 per mile
  • Other travel under 500 mi - .535 per mile

For in-state and out-of-state travel completed in one day, meals will not be reimbursed. Meals for trips that extend overnight will be reimbursed based on the time of departure and time of return. Please refer to the following table:

Time of Departure

Time of Return


In State of SC

Out of State

Before 6:30 a.m.

After 11:00 a.m.


$  8.00

$ 10.00

Before 11:00 a.m.

After 1:30 p.m.


$ 10.00

$ 15.00

Before 5:15 p.m.

After 8:30 p.m.


$ 17.00

$ 25.00

Daily Total



$ 35.00

$ 50.00

For foreign travel meals, please refer to the page regarding foreign travel.