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Welcome to the
University Budget Office
Our goal is to make Penn State's Budget and related information available to faculty, staff, students and the citizens of the Commonwealth for their inspection and use.

Rachel E. Smith
University Budget Officer

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Our Functions


The primary functions of the University Budget Office are:
  • To assist the President and the Budget Task Force in developing, implementing, and monitoring the University's annual operating budget. The office serves as principal staff to the Budget Task Force, preparing all agenda materials and implementing budgetary decisions.
  • To support the University strategic planning and budget process through participation in deliberations of committees and hearing panels, presentation of essential institutional data and preparation of various analyses and reports.
  • To serve as the primary office for complying with the University's central external reporting requirements. In most cases, the reports are prepared by the Office. In other cases, consistent, official data are provided to other offices for reporting purposes.
  • Continue to develop and produce institutional databases to provide the source of official data for both internal and external reporting.

Our Mission


This is an image of a pie chart.As part of the Office of Executive Vice President and Provost, it is the mission of the University Budget Office to deliver the highest quality budget management and information services to the University community and external constituents using the most appropriate and progressive technology.

Our Services


Some of our services include:
  • Budget Development, Implementation, & Monitoring
  • Tuition Modeling
  • Appropriation Process
  • Institutional Reporting
  • Analytical Studies
  • IPEDS
  • AAU Data Exchange
  • Institutional Rankings
  • State Reporting
  • Central Information Systems

Contact Us


308 Old Main University Park, Pa 16802
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