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Cost Object

The University uses cost objects for all business transactions between units. They are also referred to as "cost centers," "WBS elements" or "accounts." Grant funds are 13 digits long; State, Revolving, or Overhead funds are 10-digits long. Your supervisor can provide you with the cost objects you are to use. New faculty will be given cost objects by the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC). Below is an explanation of what the numbers mean.

State, Revolving or Overhead Funds:

2

1

-

6

2

3

8

-

0

0

0

1

Campus

Fund type

 

College/Division

Department

 

Number within Department

Grant or Auxiliary (13 digits)

2

5

-

6

2

3

8

-

0

0

0

1

-

0

0

1

Campus

Fund type

 

College/Division

Department

 

Project

 

WBS element

Campus:
   2 UNL
   3 UNMC
   4 UNO
   5 UNK
   9 UNCA

Fund Type:
   1 State-Aided Non-revolving
   2 State-Aided Revolving
   3 Auxiliary
   4 Federal Letter of Credit
   5 Federal Funds
   6 Trust Life-to-Date
   7 Trust Year-to-date
   8 Plant & Loan funds

College/Division:
   05 Arts & Sciences
   61 CASNR
   62 ARD
   63 Extension

Department:
   28 SNR in Arts & Sciences
   38 SNR in IANR (CASNR, ARD, Extension)