Budget Information


The Budget Office, part of the Financial Services unit within the Division of Business Affairs, provides oversight and administration of the UNC Charlotte budget. 

General Fund Revenue

The University's general fund budget is comprised of six areas of revenue:

  • State Appropriations: Funds appropriated by the State of North Carolina via legislation to the University.

  • Tuition: Amounts assessed to students for educational services provided by the University

  • Summer School Receipts: Tuition and fees assessed to students for summer school instruction.

  • Continuing Education: Tuition and registration fees assessed for non-credit instruction.

  • CARES Funding: Funding received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

  • Other: Other funds received to help the University sustain operations (e.g., lab school funding and support, surplus equipment sales, etc.)


General Fund Expenses

The University's general fund expenses can be categorized into five major areas: 

  • Salaries and Benefits: Compensation for faculty, staff, temporary and student employees.

  • Supplies and Services: Expenditures for supplies and services required to operate the University.

  • Student Financial Aid: State-funded student financial aid. 

  • Equipment: Capitalized and non-capitalized equipment required to operate the University.

  • Utilities: University utility costs, e.g., electricity, gas, water, and sewage.

  • Other Expenses: Expenditures for adjustments and other expenses, e.g. membership dues, subscriptions, etc.


Internal Resources


Town Halls

Watch the University's faculty/staff town hall, which includes discussion about the University's current budget considerations (Nov. 13, 2020)

External Resources

UNC-System Office Finance and Administration


Office of State Budget & Management