Council of Graduate Students

at The Ohio State University

Eligible Expense Guidelines


The following breakdown serves to assist potential applicants in determining what possible career development activities can be reimbursed:

Possible Eligible Expenses, including but not limited to:

  • Conference registration
  • Professional association dues
  • Internship travel
  • Licensure fees
  • Study materials for licensure
  • Background check fees
  • Workshops

Note: The first day of the activity or conference must fall within the funding period. The dates and location of all activities and conferences must be listed in the Itemized List of Potential Expenses and within the Statement of Intent.

Limitation on Eligible Expenses:

  • Mileage - at or below alternative transportation costs; subject to OSU's per diem rates

Please visit the Office of Business and Finance for information on mileage and per diem reimbursement rates.

Expenses Not Eligible:

  • OSU academic expenses (any expenses required as part of a credit bearing or other OSU graduation required experience)
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Fire arms
  • Clothing
  • Research expenses
  • Local travel
  • Food
  • Subscriptions or licenses for software
  • Equipment