L&S Fund Management: Program Codes

Quick overview of Program Code meanings

Program Code = The single digit code that identifies the general purpose of the expense.

This is part of the funding string: FUND | DEPT | PROJECT | PROGRAM | ACCOUNT CODE

101 - A480200 - 2 - 3100

Program Codes (formerly known as activity codes) are fully defined by UW System here.

The primary program codes L&S departments use are:

0 Student Services (in L&S, typically only in large organizations focused specifically on student services like Student Academic Affairs)
2 Instruction
4 Research
5 Outreach/public service
6 Academic support (college administration, libraries, sabbaticals, faculty development grants)
9 Financial aid (limited exposure in L&S)

This is a list of program codes used most frequently in L&S and not intended to be all inclusive.  Please contact the L&S Budget Office with any questions.  

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