About the U-M Budget Model
The University of Michigan Budget Model (UB model) is a set of rules for arranging the elements of a budget. For example, under the rules defined in the UB model:
- Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) is generally allocated as revenue to the unit(s) that generates the direct research associated with the ICR
- Units are generally allowed to keep any balances in three operating funds across fiscal years
- Units with students in the Rackham Graduate School are assessed for financial aid based on their students who are enrolled in Rackham programs.
These are but a few of a long list of rules under which budgets are developed in the UB model. The links below provide additional description and details about the U-M budget model and the broader budget system, which incorporates some of the discretionary decisions that also go into budgeting.
- Budgeting with the University Budget Model
Describes University of Michigan budgeting practices and specifics about the University Budget Model.
- Cost Cutting & Budget Update [Leave OBP web site]
Information on the General Fund budget, tuition, financial aid, the endowment, and cost-cutting efforts.
General Fund Budget Study (April 2006)
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