Budget Office

About Our Office

The University Budget Office is a department within the Division of Business Affairs which reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration. 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.

Hours of Operation

In light of the developing COVID-19 situation, the University Budget Office has begun transitioning to teleworking in an effort to support social distancing (through March 31 or as further directed by the UNC System Office). Nevertheless, our office remains open for business and Budget Office staff will continue to be available virtually during business hours (see staff contact information here).

Please note, during this period, we kindly request that the following forms be submitted to our office electronically at budgetoffice@appstate.edu:

  • Budget Revision Forms
  • Position Budget Transfer Forms
  • Fund Authority Forms

Instructions regarding the electronic submission of forms can be found here

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