Associated Students Transportation Reimbursement Program

Associated Students has made funding available for a pilot transportation program. Renewal of this program is on a quarter-by-quarter basis and the program is subject to change or termination at any time.

Reimbursement will be provided for academic and treatment-related travel expenses using a transportation service (Lyft, Uber, etc.). Associated Students will reimburse the use of service to and from class, medical appointments, and physical therapy appointments within the Isla Vista/Goleta/Santa Barbara area.

Documentation of your injury must include the injury start date and the date when mobility impacts are expected to resolve. Reimbursement will begin on the date of the initial injury.

How the program works:

  1. Apply to transportation program here
  2. Receive an email confirmation of your eligibility
  3. Submit receipts at the end of every month
  4. Pick up check from the Associated Students Ticket Office two weeks after receipts are submitted

 The Associated Students Requisition (Reimbursement) Form is available to download below:

  1. You must be approved for this program to request reimbursement. 
  2. You will need to incur the initial cost of transportation. Make sure you save the receipts.
  3. At the end of the month, email your receipts (and requisition form) to dsphelp@sa.ucsb.edu.
  4. Please complete an A.S. Requisition Form. An editable pdf of this form can be found above; this should be emailed along with your receipts. 
  5. DSP will submit receipts at the beginning of the following month. Ex: Receipts for September will be submitted to A.S. in the first week of October. You will receive a reminder email with the deadline a few days before they are to be taken to A.S.
  6. Please allow Associated Students 10 business days to process your reimbursement. Checks can be picked up from the A.S. Ticket Office two weeks after DSP has submitted the receipts. If you have questions about your reimbursement or the status of your check, please email requisitions@as.ucsb.edu. (DSP doesn't have any role in cutting the checks and will not be able to answer questions about their status.)

Please note the following additional conditions that apply to this reimbursement program:

  • There is a monthly limit of $200 in reimbursed rides.
  • Receipts should include a date, a time and an origin and destination address.
  • Travel on the weekends is limited to mandated academic programs and should be accompanied by a syllabus that indicates this.
  • Travel should begin and terminate no later than 10:30 pm.
  • Rides within Isla Vista should begin or end at a campus property such as IV Theatre or Embarcadero Hall.
  • Receipts should be submitted on a monthly basis. Receipts for rides longer than a month ago are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Tips are limited to $1 per ride.
  • Any exceptions to these rules must be approved in writing prior to receiving reimbursement.
  • Requests for reimbursement will be submitted to Associated Students within the first week of the following month. Please allow A.S. up to 10 business days for a response.

Additionally, if you need assistance with fronting the cost of the ride share, please check out the emergency funds options available through the Financial Response Team.

Please contact dsphelp@sa.ucsb.edu if you have any additional questions.

Please follow the below instructions when completing the form. This form must be returned with the student's receipts at the end of each calendar month. A separate form will need to be submitted for each calendar month of receipts. 

You are only responsible for completing the following fields. Do not write in any other portion of the form.

  1. Payable to: [Your name]
  2. Phone: [Your phone number]
  3. Date Requested: [Date you are filling this out]
  4. When given the option to select "purchase order," "check," or "journal entry," select "check."
  5. Total of the receipts next to "Total Price."
  1. How long will it take to receive my check? 
    A: Receipts are submitted within the first week of the month (for reimbursement requests for the previous month's receipts). Please allow Associated Students 10 business days to process your reimbursement. Checks can be picked up from the A.S. Ticket Office two weeks after DSP has submitted the receipts. If you have questions about your reimbursement or the status of your check, please email requisitions@as.ucsb.edu. DSP doesn't have any role in cutting the checks and will not be able to answer questions about their status.
  2. My receipt doesn't list the name of the campus building I departed from, just an Isla Vista address. How will you know it was a campus location?
    A: There are two primary buildings in Isla Vista in which UCSB classes are taught: Embarcadero Hall (935 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA 93117) and Isla Vista Theatre ( 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA 93117). Please use these addresses if you are going to a class in one of these buildings.
  3. I traveled to the library but the Uber app shows it on the map by giving a generic IV address and I could not change it. How do I know it isn't going to be taken off because it doesn't look like an official UCSB address?
    A: When it shows a generic IV address for a campus location, we refer to the map that comes on the receipt which will pinpoint that to its campus location.
  4. I brought in my receipts __ months ago and haven't heard anything. Where's my check? A: Please contact Associated Students at requisitions@as.ucsb.edu. DSP delivers the receipts to A.S. once a month. We have no role in the distribution of your reimbursement.
  5. How do I turn in my receipts?
    A: You can send your receipts to Kalli Talafus at ktalafus@ucsb.edu. Please include a completed A.S. Requisition form (download link available above).
  6. My classes are in buildings that can't be reached via a road. Do you provide any other transportation options for intra-campus travel?
    A: Access to many campus buildings can be achieved by using some service roads where you can be dropped off or picked up so long as the vehicle is not parking. Additionally, Student Health provides golf cart rides to and from Student Health appointments. At this time, there is no other campus transportation program. If you are interested in scooters or other mobility equipment, please refer to the list of community resources.
  7. If I have my own car, can I get discounted or free parking if I am approved for this program through DSP?
    A: No. At this point, there is no program that will cover the cost of a campus parking permit. Information on disability parking on campus can be found at UCSB Transportation and Parking Services.