On 10/06/15 06:48, Shawn W Dunn wrote:
Speaking only for myself, the dollar value that TSP has provided has been fine, it's just been timeframe/administration that has made it difficult for me. And probably something to look at.
Just by way of explanation of what I mean...
thanks for telling it
I intended to attend oSC15, and started looking at airfare/hotels/etc starting in January, and found a pretty good fare for $x towards mid -February. And I applied for TSP in Late-Feb/Early-March. Unfortunately, responses weren't given by TSP until April, By that time, airfare costs for me had basically tripled. (I wasn't in a financial situation this year in order to absorb that extra cost myself, or purchase the lower priced airfare, back in February without being assured TSP would help out.)
I don't know how many other folks were in this situation, but international travel being what it is, I'd say looking at doing reviews/approvals earlier than a month before the event could certainly help.
+ dormitory decision (ok you are free but TSP will help you only for this amount ... for sure it was another "new" point in osc15)