The purpose of the How CU Spends $1 Course is to provide participants with an overview of the funding structure for the entire CU System, including individual campuses, the background of higher education funding within the state of Colorado, and how CU spends each $1 of state allocated funding.

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: N/A

Instructional Method: Group-Live

Instructor: Geoff Barsch

Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0 Hours

Field of Study: Finance

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different components of the budget at the University of Colorado;
  • Explain past and current trends in higher education funding in the state of Colorado; and,
  • Identify the different components of each $1 spent of state allocated funding.


  • Presentation slides/hand-outs will be unavailable prior to the session.

Program Policies

NASBA Statement

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