Procedures Hub

Welcome to the Finance Office's Procedures Hub. Important information regarding various Finance policies and procedures can be found on this page. If you have any questions please contact us at To go directly to a department please click on the title below.

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Transfers can be made between accounts for expenses and revenues already recorded to your projects. Please visit the Accounting Forms and Guidelines page for more information.


An endowment is a donation made to the university with the understanding that the capital or principal amount of the donation will be invested in perpetuity, while a portion of the earnings is spent in accordance with the donor's intended purpose. For information and forms necessary to open and/or administer an endowment account, please visit the Endowment Funds page. For information on petitioning endowments not producing a spending allowance, go to Endowment Funding Petition Process.

Restricted Funds

Restricted funds represent non-endowed, donor gifts. Restricted funds carry donor-imposed restrictions. For information and forms necessary to open or modify a restricted gift account, go to the Restricted Funds page.

Grants and Contracts

For information on Grants and Contracts, please visit the Grants and Contracts page or go to Frequently Asked Questions.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

The Information Security Awareness Program is intended to educate the campus community about the inherent risks of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of systems & data, and how you can do your part to help protect these systems & data.  This program's primary objective is to reduce the risks of a security breach.  The Program was created to address regulatory requirements imposed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.  This Act dictates security requirements related to the protection of certain types of personal financial information.  Among these requirements is the implementation of a comprehensive information security program.  The Information Security Program outlines components of the University's information security program with respect to the protection of personal financial information.  USD’s Information Security Program Outline can be found here.

Accounts Payable

Budget and Treasury

Bondholder Information

USD maintains the Bondholder Information website to provide bond investors and potential investors general information on the university's tax-exempt, municipal bond portfolio. For a copy of the university's most recent audited financial statements, go to Audited Financial Statements.


Spending Allowances for the USD Endowment are calculated according to this Spending Policy.

Cash Management

Any university employee entrusted with the receipt, deposit and reconciliation of cash for university related activities should know and understand the Policy on Revenue Handling and Cash Handling Procedures. For information on becoming a certified cash collection point, go to Becoming a Cash Collection Point.

Credit Card Merchant Services

For information on accepting credit card payments visit Becoming a Merchant.


Student Services

For information on requesting transcripts, please visit the Services for Students page.

Department & Employee Services

Information on personal check cashing, petty cash reimbursement and deposits to your departmental accounts can be found at Services for Departments and Employees.


Kronos Training Resources

The university uses Kronos Timekeeping software to track time and attendance for staff. If you are a new employee, supervisor or just have questions on how to enter, review and approve time, please visit Kronos Training Resources.

Other Resources 

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding taxation, and W2 and W4 information can be found on our Payroll Resources page.

Student Financial Services

Tuition Payments

To view or pay a bill on-line, or for more information on payment options, go to How to Pay. USD offers an installment payment plan for each semester. For information on enrolling, visit the Monthly Payment Plan Information website. For other policies surrounding tuition billing, go to  Payment and Refund Policy.

Other Information

Forms associated with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Title IV Authorization are available on-line at E-Forms.

In addition, USD files the 1098-T (Tax Form) for each student enrolled and for whom a reportable transaction is made.

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Budget and Treasury
  • Cashier
  • Payroll
  • Student Financial Services