About Our Office
The University Budget Office is a department within the Division of Finance and Operations which reports directly to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor/Deputy CFO. The primary responsibility of the Budget Office is to allocate and monitor all budgeted funds appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly as directed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System.
Compliance with mandates, directives, procedures and policies for the allocation and administration of these state appropriations as established by the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM), the University of North Carolina System Office, the Office of the State Controller (OSC) and the North Carolina General Assembly, drive the University’s policies and procedures for budget administration and planning.
In addition to responsibilities for state appropriated funds, the Budget Office also serves in assisting all areas of the University in developing and administering a comprehensive spending plan to support the strategic mission of Appalachian State University. Accordingly, this responsibility includes providing necessary assistance to departments having Institutional Trust Fund authority (auxiliary and student fee-supported operations), administering budgets for capital improvement projects and the management of position budgets for various fund types.
The University Budget Office also manages the New York Loft which seeks to provide an affordable and convenient environment for Appalachian students, faculty and staff fulfilling academic requirements, conducting academic research or other activities while visiting New York City.