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Unallowable Costs

Contact: General Accounting, (205) 934-9330

It is impossible to compile an all-inclusive list of costs which will not be reimbursed by UAB, so when considering whether or not to make an expenditure while in travel status, you should first assume that a cost will not be reimbursed unless the official Expenditure Guidelines clearly state that it is allowable. Unallowable costs should never be included on a request for reimbursement of travel costs.

Here are some examples of costs which will not be reimbursed by UAB:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Clothing
  • Credit card interest, finance charges, or penalties
  • Family or friend costs
  • Gym fees
  • Laundry services
  • Life insurance
  • Luggage repairs
  • Luggage replacement
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Movies or videos
  • Passports
  • Personal phone calls
  • Sightseeing or souvenirs
  • Shoe repair
  • Snacks
  • Ticket cancellation insurance
  • Toiletry articles
  • Traffic tickets or parking fines
  • Umbrellas
  • Vitamins

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