Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…


Buying On A Budget

Financing Campus Facilities

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Getting Creative With Facilities Financing

Some campus administrators are looking beyond P3s and additional debt load to find ways to finance their capital projects. Check out these ideas.

green purchasing

Green Purchasing

Are We Green Yet?

The concept of green procurement has been around for nearly two decades. Are colleges and universities on board?

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

A Green Revolving Fund

The University of Dayton sees sustainability as the greater good.

Ask the Expert (Purchasing and Procurement)

To Bid Or Not To Bid?

Washington Update. To Be or Not to Be: That is the Budget Question

The Trump administration’s “skinny budget” was submitted to Congress on March 16, 2017. The proposed budget received little support from both Republicans and Democrats, and was almost unanimously criticized by education associations, think tanks and related groups.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

An Honest Assessment

Is your organization evolving to exceed your customers' expectations?



The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Solar, Minus the Investment

Towson University installed 4,000 solar panels with zero upfront costs.

campus staff deciding on purchasing options

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

You'd Better Shop Around

It can be advantageous to the bottom line if your campus purchasing department has a process in place to invite new vendors to the table to bid on providing goods and supplies.

Don't Forget Supplier Diversity

Ask the Expert (Calculating Costs)

What costs should be considered for flooring?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The 2017 Education Marketplace

University of Bridgeport

Recruit & Retain (University of Bridgeport)

Making the American Dream More Affordable

Helping students realize success by making money matter less.

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