ph5354a wrote:Checking in! Has anyone emailed for a travel stipend yet? Do we know how strict they are with those?
I did! They're pretty strict... I didn't apply for money for lodging, since I'll be staying with a student, but they did cover my airfare no questions asked (although it'd get trickier if that was above $250 for me, that seems to be their estimated limit). If you take a bus to NYC, they'll cover that too (assuming you're from DC by the last post, probably ~$40 one way?).
They won't cover taxi fare or public transportation, etc. from the airport to the campus, nor any of the other things I thought I'd mention to see if they'd cover them. Airfare ended up being all I got.
The one positive point of my stipend application is that Jill Nussbaum, one of the Admissions officers, was extremely helpful. If you call in, you can talk to her about it and she'll probably field any other questions, too.