Finance and Administration

The Division of Finance and Administration assists students, faculty and staff in making informed business and strategic financial decisions by providing timely, reliable and accurate financial information.

Having trouble finding department policies, forms and other helpful documents?  Click HERE for a Quick Reference Guide on locating these resources.

Samuel Merritt University takes great care to insure operating funds are being spent appropriately.  One major tool the University uses to compare expenses to those of peer institutions is commonly referred to as “benchmarking.”  A major benchmarking study undertaken by the Delta Cost Project compared expenses of 788 institutions. The analysis indicated that SMU spends a greater proportion of its operating budget on direct instruction to students. Read more about the results of this study HERE.










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