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Program Codes


Program codes are mandated by UW System Administration and based on the Financial Accounting and Reporting Manual for Higher Education (published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers).

The codes are used as the basis for assigning program costs in preparing the annual, base operating budget. The codes commonly used on the UW Oshkosh campus are listed below and typically are placed as the last digit of a department number (see “Structure of UW Oshkosh Department Numbers“).

Program Code DescriptionProgram Code #Includes
Student Services0Student Services Administration, Administrative Data Processing-Student Services, Social and Cultural Development, Intercollegiate Athletics, Counseling and Career Guidance, Financial Aid Administration, Student Admissions, Student Records, Student Health Services, Child Care Services, Educational Opportunity, Transportation Services, Mandatory Transfers/Debt Service
Institutional Support1Executive Management, Fiscal Operations, General Administration and Logistical Services, Administrative Computing Support, Public Relations/Development
Instruction2General Academic Instruction, Preparatory/Remedial Instruction
Research4Individual, Project, Institutes and Research Centers, Research Activities Organized to Produce Research Outcomes
Public Service5Outreach Education, Community Service, Cooperative Extension Service, Public Broadcasting Services
Academic Support6Libraries, Museums and Galleries, Educational Media Services, Academic Computing Support, Ancillary Support, Academic Administration, Academic Advising, Academic Personnel Development, Course and Curriculum Development
Physical Plant7Physical Plant Administration, Facilities Planning and Capital Budgeting, Building Maintenance, Custodial Services, Utilities, Grounds Maintenance, Major Repairs and Renovations, Other Services, Mandatory Transfers/Debt Service
Auxiliary Enterprise8Self-Supporting Programs Furnishing Goods or Services to Students, Faculty or Staff; Mandatory Transfers/Debt Service
Financial Aid9Scholarships, Fellowships, Loans

For more detailed information about program codes, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/offices/office-of-finance/financial-administration/