Medical students: The basic student expense budget's transportation allowance covers the cost of maintaining a vehicle. Such expenses include insurance, registration, gas, parking and tolls, and repairs. Also allowed in this budget category are two trips home.* Students with expenses over the budget allowance may document their actual costs.

  • Insurance – copies of car insurance policies
  • Repairs – copies of repair bills
  • Registration – copy of your current DMV registration
  • Gas – original receipts or a detailed mileage estimates showing where and how often you travel
  • Parking and tolls – original receipts required
  • Two trips home – transportation receipts and/or tickets

*In addition, fourth-year medical students have an added allowance in their expense budget for an estimated round-trip airfare ticket to the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills testing site in Los Angeles.