Although UNL’s budget is $713 million,
most of those dollars are from sources other than state taxes or tuition.
Income from the federal government and from private funds are restricted
to the purposes for which they are provided. Auxiliary income is required
to provide the services that generated the revenue. Of the total, only
$283 million is available for any budget reduction.
Auxiliaries defined: Auxiliaries are activities that impose charges for specific services. They appear in our budget as revenue but must be reduced by the cost of services provided. For example, student housing is an auxiliary and the board and room charges students pay are included as revenue but these funds are used to maintain university dormitories and food service. Intercollegiate athletics is an auxiliary which is entirely self-supporting and receives no tax or student fee dollars.