Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Quarterly Budgets

Where does USG's money come from? 

Budgets are submitted and approved in 4 quarters throughout the year. Submitted budget items are evaluated and approved first by the Allocations Committee, and then approved or rejected through a vote by the General Assembly. The Undergraduate Student Government's annual revenue stream comes from two sources: the Student Activity Fee, and Coca Cola Endowment money. The budget quarters for each fiscal year are organized as follows:

  • Fiscal Quarter 1 July 1 - September 30
  • Fiscal Quarter 2 October 1 - December 31
  • Fiscal Quarter 3 January 1 - March 31 
  • Fiscal Quarter 4 April 1 - June 30 

USG receives a portion of its funding from the Student Activity Fee. The fee is charged to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the Ohio State Columbus campus only, which does not include students from Ohio State's regional campuses. USG receives 5.85% of the roughly $4.6 million generated by this fee. USG reports its budget on a per-semester basis to the Council on Student Affairs (CSA) Allocations Committee, sharing information about what they have used funds for, upcoming plans, and the success of their past programs. This money is used specifically for projects and programs that serve students, or reallocated to student organizations through the USG Allocations committee.

USG also receives Coca-Cola Endowment money. This is funding donated to USG as a grant from the Coca-Cola and Ohio State partnership, for our student government to further invest in leadership development initiatives. This funding provides USG with additional funding beyond the Student Activity Fee, and is used to fund leadership activities at the discretion of the Chief Financial Officer. 

For any questions or concerns about the Undergraduate Student Government budget, please reach out to our Chief Financial Officer, Cade Santha.1 (he/him). For questions about receving student organization funding from USG's allocations committee; visit our page regarding student funding FAQ's, or review our student organization funding application

Quarterly Budgets

2020-2021 Quarterly Budgets 

Q1 Budget 2020-2021 (7/1/20 - 9/30/20)

Q2 Budget 2020-2021 (10/1/20 - 12/31/20)

Q3 Budget 2020-2021 (1/1/21 - 3/31/21)

Q4 Budget 2020-2021 (4/1/21 - 6/30/21)

2019-2020 Quarterly Budgets 

Q1 Budget 2019-2020 (7/1/19 - 9/30/19)

Q2 Budget 2019-2020 (10/1/19 - 12/31/19)

Q3 Budget 2019-2020 (1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020)

Q4 Budget 2019-2020 (4/1/2020 - 6/30/2020)


2018-2019 Quarterly Budgets

Q1 Budget 2018-2019 (7/1/18 - 9/30/18)

Q2 Budget 2018-2019 (10/31/18 - 12/31/18)

Q3 Budget 2018-2019 (1/7/2019 - 3/7/19)

Q4 Budget 2018-2019 (3/8/19 - 6/30/19)


2017-2018 Quarterly Budgets

Q1 Budget 2017-2018 (7/1/17 - 9/30/17)

Q2 Budget 2017-2018 (10/1/17 - 12/31/17)

Q3 Budget 2017-2018 (1/1/18 - 3/31/18)


2016-2017 Quarterly Budgets

Q1 Budget 2016-2017 (7/1/16 - 9/30/16)

Q2 Budget 2016-2017 (10/1/16 - 12/31/16)

Q3 Budget 2016-2017 (1/1/17 - 3/31/17)

Q4 Budget 2016-2017 (4/1/17 - 6/30/17)


2015-2016 Quarterly Budgets

Q4 Budget 2015-2016  (4/1/16 - 6/30/16)

Q3 Budget 2015-2016  (1/1/16 - 3/31/16)

Q2 Budget 2015-2016  (10/1/15 - 12/31/15)

Q1 Budget 2015-2016  (7/1/15 - 9/30/15)