Office of Budget and Resource Studies

Missions and Responsibilities

The Office of Budget and Resource Studies (OBRS) is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing procedures for the effective management of the university’s unrestricted operating budget, which is primarily supported by state appropriations and tuition revenues.

OBRS ensures that all budget activities on the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences adhere to state requirements and university policies.

The office also provides budgetary guidance and assistance to schools and departments.

Effective July 1, 2013, the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Act integrated Rutgers University with most of the schools and units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, significantly increasing the budget of the merged university.