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Subject Index

Business Affairs

Cashier's Office

The Cashier’s services include accepting tuition payments, producing financial aid refunds, supplying short-term emergency loans up to $350, processing deposits for departments and auxiliaries, and assisting departments with cash handling policy compliance.

ID Center

The OSU ID Card is the official identification card for students, faculty, and staff.  It functions as a meal card, library card, access card, and more.  The ID Center can also provide department badges and photocopy cards.

Financial Accounting and Analysis

The Financial Accounting and Analysis unit is responsible for university accounting and financial reporting and analysis, and provides leadership on internal controls, fiscal policies, year-end closing, and accounts payable and travel.  We are your resource for questions concerning accounting and finance, and you can also find many reference materials that drive policies and procedures used to make accounting decisions at OSU.

Office of Post Award Administration

OPAA is a centralized unit of Business Affairs that provides efficient critical accounting, reporting, and compliance services to support the campus wide research mission of the University


The Payroll Office processes pay compensation to all university employees. They provide and maintain payroll documents for earnings, taxes and deductions

Student Finance

The Student Accounts and Student Debt Management Offices are responsible for posting tuition and fees to student’s OSU accounts, sending the monthly electronic billing statements; and administering the Perkins loan program, sundry scholarships, and sponsorship contracts for students.  We can also provide advising on managing your college finances

Inventory Control

Inventory Control is responsible for maintaining, validating and reporting key asset information to meet the needs of our university customers, and complying with government and research sponsor requirements.

Procurement, Contracts, and Materials Management (PCMM)

PCMM has the responsibility to work with University departments to establish and manage contracts with a total value in excess of $130 million annually, to oversee the transfer, sale, or disposal of all University surplus property, and to maintain a comprehensively sustainable waste management program with trash disposal as a last resort.