Reimbursement and Advance of Funds Process
1. Meet the requirements
Organizations must meet the following criteria to be funded by the SAF.
Be a registered student organization in good standing with Student Leadership and Involvement
Be an open organization as defined by Student Leadership and Involvement
Organizations not meeting these criteria are not eligible for SAF funding. If you believe your request is an exception please contact our treasurer who will help you through the special exception process.
In addition there are things that USG cannot fund, or rules about what funding can be allocated. A summary of these rules is included below:
Giveaways or items that will be distributed
Unless the organization provides reasoning that the food is used for cultural significance and is open to everyone
Monetary distributions to members of organizations or charities
Awards or Prizes
Salaries for full-time or part-time staff except as stated in our Bylaws in Article XIII, Section 1.5
Contributions or donations to the campaigns fund of any candidate or political movement
2. Determine which form to fill out
There are three options: the Reimbursement of Funds, the Advance of Funds, and the Account Use Approval forms. These are by following the steps found here
The Reimbursement request is for SAF approved orgs that covered a cost with out-of-pocket money. The request must be for approved items on their budget only and valid (within 4 months of purchase) receipts must be provided.
The Advance request is for these same orgs to request money from their budget before-hand to cover the costs of any approved item(s) on their budget. After making a purchase using an advancement your organization must submit proof of purchase within 6 weeks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed receipts for reimbursements or quotes/invoices for advances must be provided with the form.
Account Use Approval is for internal university account transfers. I.E. paying for Ice time at the SDC or Husky Motors expenses, even paying other organizations such as SLS
3. File Forms on the USG Ticketing Portal
During USG office hours, body members will go through the requests. After a body member reviews a request two Ways and Means Committee member will review it and then pass it on to the USG treasurer to finally send a check request. If there are issues with your request you will be notified via email or comment on Involvement Link.
4. Receive Funding if Approved
Once approved, a check is ordered from Michigan Tech’s accounting department. Checks will arrive in the Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) Office (MUB 112) — they will not go to USG’s office. You or your treasurer should get an email from someone in Student Leadership and Involvement regarding your check. Checks usually take up to 2 weeks to arrive after being requested.