Budget and Finance Office

The Budget and Finance Office is the university's liaison to the Board of Regents on matters related to budget policy.  The office directs the development of the annual university budget, provides information for internal planning and decision-making, assists in the development of legislative strategy and advocates for funding priorities with Colorado's policy makers.

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The Budget and Finance Office assists the Board of Regents, executive management team, and the university community in attaining their goals by compiling and disseminating information for planning, budgeting, management and accountability. It develops university-wide budget parameters in collaboration with campus leadership, the Board of Regents and state policymakers. It is the primary fiscal liaison to state agencies and coordinates universitywide financial reporting to internal and external constituents. 


The office includes Capital Construction and Planning and Institutional Research.  

  • The Capital Construction and Planning unit coordinates university-wide capital construction activity and reporting for external entities. It also provides support for the Design Review Board and the Regents Capital Subcommittee, and maintains core data on CU capital construction activities.  
  • The Institutional Research (IR) unit coordinates with the IR offices on each CU campus to provide data and analyses on students, faculty and staff, and other topics of interest to internal and external constituents.