Professional and Graduate School Government Funding
This method of funding is only open to the Creighton Medical School Government, the Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government, the Student Bar Association, the Graduate School Government, and the Dental Students Union.
We are excited to bring you a new, simpler funding process! A few things to note:
- Semester reports have been replaced with Bi-Annual reports to better reflect your programming schedules
- Unaccounted for funds will not be calculated until September 1st, when an optional addendum may be submitted
- Up to 10% of your annual rebate may now be used on t-shirts, as long as it was written into the initial budget
- You may now purchase t-shirts for your school/college as well as your school student government
1) Read through CSU Funding Policies & Procedures to become familiar with our process and stipulations not listed on the website so that nothing takes you by surprise.
2) Receive summer advancement. As long as all of your reports were turned in on time last year and your government is in good standing with CSU, you will receive 25% of your estimated fall semester rebate the last week in July, if funds are available. It may take up to 3 weeks for the transfer to be complete.
3) Complete a Budget Submission Form for the year. This form, complete with signatures and any supplemental materials, needs to be turned in by the first Cabinet meeting of fall semester.
4) Receive fall semester rebate. Once enrollment numbers have been finalized, and CSU has received its fall semester allocation, we will initiate the transfer of the actual remaining amount of your fall semester rebate. For information on how this is calculated, see our Policies & Procedures.
5) Hold your events, and allocate to classes and organizations! Keep in mind that CSU will not fund assets (with a few exceptions), non-student expenses, alcohol, gift cards, donations, and a few other items.
6) Submit your Bi-Annual Report. This report is due on December 1st or the next business day for the fall semester, and June 1st or the next business day for the spring. This must include original, itemized receipts for all expenses incurred over the semester, regardless of how they were funded. You must also submit original, itemized receipts for the expenses funded with CSU funding you allocated to classes and organizations.
7) Receive your spring rebate. This transfer will be made as soon as CSU receives its allocation for spring semester, and enrollment numbers have been finalized.
8) Submit an optional Addendum. This addendum, due September 1st, can include summer programming expenses that will be added on to the past fiscal year.
8) Settle up. All of your CSU funding needs to be accounted for at the end of the year. Any unspent/unaccounted for funds for the year at the end of spring semester will remain in your account and be subtracted from your summer advancement and fall rebate if necessary.
Some of the governments have slightly different processes worked out with CSU; we recommend you read through the Policies & Procedures to ensure that this is the process followed by your government.
If you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting to discuss this process, email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, don't forget to check out our Helpful Forms page for both worksheets and examples of account logs, budgets, and reconciliations!
Austin T. Brown
Vice President for Finance
Creighton Students Union