Student Travel through Differential Tuition
Note: Allocated funds for student travel through Differential Tuition have been exhausted
for fiscal year 2016-2017, and we are no longer accepting proposals. Application materials
will be available again after July 1, 2017.
The Caine College of the Arts will set aside funds from Differential Tuition each
semester to fund student travel to conferences and other events that contribute to
their professional and creative development as artists and scholars. Successful proposals
will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocated funding has
been exhausted for the semester.
Student proposals should include the following:
- A cover sheet provided by the college which gives an overview of the student’s travel needs. The
cover sheet should be signed by a faculty advisor/sponsor before submittal to the
- A one-page proposal describing the student travel in detail and how it will contribute
to their professional/scholarly/creative development.
- A one-page budget sheet provided by the college which specifies the cost of attendance per student.
- A list of any matching funding or funding for which the student/student group has
applied, including Academic Opportunity Fund, URCO, Honors Program, RGS Undergraduate Travel Funding and RGS Graduate Student Travel Funding. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for matching funding for their proposals.
The awarding of student travel funds through Differential Tuition must adhere to the
- Funds are to be awarded to students who are majors in the Caine College of the Arts
for legitimate travel and professional development opportunities, as certified by
a faculty advisor or sponsor who will sign the cover sheet and budget form of the
student’s travel proposal.
- Funds will be allocated on a per-student basis and not as a lump sum to a group of
students. As such, budget sheets should reflect the per-student cost of travel.
- DT funds will cover up to 60% of approved costs of travel, such as transportation,
lodging, and any applicable conference fees.
- Other related costs such as food, tickets to performances, museum entrance fees, extra
hotel amenities, souvenirs, and personal purchases will need to be covered by the
student or another funding source. Students are encouraged to seek opportunities for
matching funding through their departments, the Honors Program, the Academic Opportunity
Fund, and other campus entities to cover the other 40% of their travel costs which
are not covered through DT funding.
- Proposals will not be funded retroactively, that is, for which travel or spending
has already occurred.
- DT funds for student travel cannot cover funding for study abroad opportunities. (Study
Abroad scholarships can be found through the USU Office of Global Engagement).
- Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
- Travel must take place within six months of being awarded funds. As such, students
should wait to apply for travel funding until 6 months before their travel takes place.
- Students who are awarded travel funding must work with their department staff assistants
to submit the necessary travel authorizations no later than two weeks prior to travel.
- Students must submit all receipts individually (not as group receipts) via ServiceNow within two weeks of return from travel. All receipts must be itemized and in the
SUBMIT RECEIPTS FROM TRAVEL (for recipients only)
Downloadable forms and application materials will be available again after July 1,