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Self Supporting Operations

Self Supporting Units

The Budget Office is responsible for coordinating and uploading self supporting unit budgets, and for compiling, analyzing and reporting projections quarterly. This page provides the information, instructions and forms necessary for preparing self supporting unit budgets and projections. 

What is a Self Supporting Unit?

Auxiliary Enterprise: An Auxiliary Enterprise is a self-sustaining unit which provides goods or services primarily to students, faculty, and staff as individuals.  It charges a fee directly related to, although not necessarily equal to, the cost of the goods or services. The general public may be served incidentally by auxiliary enterprises. Examples of Auxiliary Enterprises at OSU include University Housing & Dining Services, Athletics, Student Health Services and Parking. FIS 1405-05: Auxiliary Enterprises

Service Center:  A Service Center is a self-sustained activity which provides goods or services to the academic university community.  No more than 20% of revenue may be from external sales. Examples of Service Centers at OSU include Telecom, Printing & Mailing, Motor Pool and Suplus Property. FIS-1403-04 Service Center Operations

Designated Operation: A Designated Operation is a self-sustaining activity related to instruction and public service where 80% or greater of the revenue is derived from external sources. Examples include non-credit instruction portion of field trips and international education, community education (non-credit conferences, workshops, seminars) and public service (testing services). FIS-1403-03 Designated Operations

Self Supporting Unit - Instructions and Templates

Budget Preparations

Budget Preparation Instructions (pdf)

Self-Support Unit Budget Worksheet (xlsx)

Budget Projection Templates

Auxiliary Enterprise Forecast Template (xlsx)

Service Center Forecast Template (xlsx)



Contact Info

Budget & Fiscal Planning
Oregon State University
510 Kerr Admin Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-4121
Fax: 541-737-3167
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