Council Purpose

The purpose of the Student Budget Advisory Council is to provide an avenue for student input to the University Budget Committee on issues regarding tuition, fees, and budget priorities; to improve communication between students and the administration about issues regarding university finances and budgeting; and to provide a forum for students to raise issues and questions about the University budget. The Council will work to:

  • Increase student engagement and input in key budget decisions such as the setting of tuition rates and polices.
  • Help with communication strategies by providing information to and soliciting from students, opinions about how the university’s finances work; how different kinds of revenues are used; and what the short- and long- term financial challenges are for the university community.
  • Improve the communication network between various student communities, OSU leadership and the University Budget Committee so that a broader range of perspectives on issues are more widely shared and understood.