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Budget Office

Swarthmore College Walkway - Clothier Memorial Hall

Department Overview

The Budget Office works to ensure the College’s fiscal sustainability through the equitable allocation of resources visible through the Operating Budget. We provide timely reporting of financial performance to the College’s senior leadership and serve the College community as a resource regarding the Operating Budget and the annual budget process.   

The Department's major responsibilities are:

  • Coordinate and compile the College's annual operating budget in accordance with established guidelines
  • Review departmental budgets submitted through the College's web-based budget portal, mySwarthmore, for accuracy and completeness
  • Advise College leadership regarding resource allocation, financial results, and trends in higher education
  • Work with the Division of Facilities in the development of the College's Capital Plan
  • Communicate budgetary issues to the Swarthmore Community


Budget Call Letter - New Date

        The FY 2020-21 Budget Call letter will be released on Monday, December 9.

Budget Essentials Program Participants - Thank You

Thank you to the faculty, students, and staff that participated in this year’s Budget Essentials program. We hope that you have a greater understanding of the factors influencing the College's finances and institutional decision-making.  Additional thanks goes to our presenters who took time out of their schedules to share their knowledge.

We encourage participants to fill out the survey to let us know how we did so we can improve our sessions next year.