Term Budgets

All term budgets must be completed and submitted through Dartmouth Groups.

Winter 2024 Term Deadline: Friday, January 12 @ noon

About Term Budgets

  • Term budgets are typically due the second Friday of each term at noon, unless there is a holiday. No late proposals can be accepted. 
  • Term budgets are only for proposals that have been previously approved by COSO . If you are planning a new event, please complete the regular funding proposal form through Dartmouth Groups.
  • You will receive a notification via Dartmouth Groups within three to five days that notifies you of the decision.
  • Please note: COSO does not accept term budgets during summer term. If you need funding, please submit the regular funding proposal. 

Submitting a Term Budget

To request funding via a term budget:

  • Log in to Dartmouth Groups and go to your organization's group page. 
  • Click either budget on the main manage page of your group or under the left navigation menu, select money. 
  • Click "COSO Funding Request" under budgets at the top of the page. 
  • Click the +Create Budget Request button at the top of right (gray shaded button)
  • Fill out the form and hit submit. 

Entering the content of your budget request:

  1. Select a budget request type from the dropdown provided. (General Funding, Publications, Conference/Travel)
  2. Select "term budget," indicating you would like your request to be reviewed as a term budget. 
  3. Enter Title and Description: This should be the name of the event or request, with a brief description of your event. Be specific. 
  4. Once finished, click "Next"
  5. Select the line item type from the drop down menu (food, supplies, etc.) and enter the amount you are requesting. You do NOT have to indicate the amount financed by group; just enter the total amount requested in the amount requested field. 
  6. In the notes for each line item, include a description and quantity if applicable for each item. 
  7. Once finished, click "Next"
  8. Fill out the COSO Budget Request additional questions form. Include any additional documents or information that pertain to your event or request. For example, you can include a quote from a caterer, description of a performer, etc.
  9. After you submit your request, you will receive a form confirmation. This is not an approval of our funding; this means that your request has been received and will be reviewed by COSO. 

Your request will then go to the COSO Board for review. Once reviewed you will receive a notification of the status of your funding request.