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The Office of Business and Finance is focused on operational excellence and resource stewardship, the pillar of Ohio State's strategic plan that provides the financial support for our ambitions as a national flagship public research university. We work to protect and grow the resources available to invest in teaching, learning, research and patient care. Have questions or comments about our new website? Please contact us

Business and Finance News

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December 3, 2018

Ohio State used efficiencies, new resources and other initiatives to generate $47.6 million in direct benefits to our students in fiscal 2018, according to the university's progress report on the recommendations of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education.

The task force issued recommendations in 2015 on topics ranging from operational excellence to textbook affordability

September 28, 2018

Well before 2020, Ohio State has already exceeded the university’s five-year goals for increased student financial aid and new resources generated through innovative partnerships. In addition, the university is on pace to surpass its efficiency goal by fiscal 2020.

Operational excellence and resource stewardship is a key element of the university’s Time and Change strategic plan.

September 25, 2018

A state performance audit released today recommends next steps in Ohio State’s ongoing work to reduce administrative costs.

The university volunteered for the performance audit as part of its commitment to operational excellence and resource stewardship, a pillar of Ohio State’s strategic plan. In work prior to the performance audit, Ohio State has used efficiency savings and innovative partnerships to fund more than $100 million in new need-based aid for Ohio students.