Under the auspices of the Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Office of Budget & Planning works as a liaison between the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Georgia State University community. Each spring, we coordinate the preparation of the original operating budget, which is submitted to the Regents in May for their review and approval. Once approved, the budget becomes the University’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

Throughout the fiscal year, we work with university faculty & staff to adjust the budget via budget amendments. These budget amendments are submitted to the Regents at the end of each quarter, and reflect the implementation of university and departmental initiatives.

In addition to preparing and maintaining the budget, we also prepare standard and ad hoc financial analyses. These analyses reflect a variety of financial topics, ranging from year-to-date revenues & expenditures compared to budgeted figures, to pro forma financial analyses for proposed university construction projects, to allocation and credit hour analysis.

Overview of the Budget Process