Travel Assistance

Any form questions or website content pertaining to travel reimbursement should link to the info below.


If a member school is unable to offer travel assistance, the student may apply to have his or her travel expenses reimbursed. The student must be able to provide an estimate of his or her travel expenses that will not be covered by his or her university.


Reimbursement will be provided on condition of attendance and participation in the competition. Students participating in U.S. sites will receive checks on competition day. Students participating outside the U.S. will be reimbursed via PayPal. It is imperative that all students needing to be reimbursed create a PayPal account so funds can be transferred on a timely basis. If your country has not yet approved PayPal, please contact us.

NASPAA will not reimburse students for food and beverage purchases.

Students seeking reimbursement must make all purchases by January 20, 2019 to ensure reasonable travel and lodging rates (i.e., last minute bookings that incur high costs will not be reimbursed). To receive reimbursement from NASPAA on competition day, submit copies of all receipts by February 5, 2019 (US participants only).  If you plan to drive to a competition site, please provide us with an estimate of gas costs (US students: please use IRS Standard Mileage Rate). All receipts and gas estimates should be emailed to NASPAA by February 5.

International participants should email receipts to NASPAA by February 25th.

** Reasonable expenses include coach class airfare/train/bus/rental car/gas fees and maximum one-night lodging expenses in a modest accommodation (AirBNB, dorm, hostels). Those selected to receive lodging assistance may be asked to share a room if applicable.

For any questions about the reimbursement process, please contact us.