The Senate Finance Committee is traditionally responsible for managing the Professional Development Assistance Program which provides CU Anschutz students reimbursement for certain education related expenses such as: registration fees and travel to networking events, conferences and student organization meetings.
Other roles of the committee: keep account of the Student Senate budget and inform Senate regarding the availability of funds for expenditure; provide campus-wide programming on finance related subjects, monitor senator attendance; verification of class eligibility for student activity fund disbursement. The Finance Committee (one senator representing each college/program/school at CU Anschutz) also sits on the Academic Student Advisory Committee, as well as the CU Anschutz Student Fee Review Committee.
These are the traditional and compulsory roles of the Finance Committee.
The Senate Professional Development Assistance Program
A portion of the Student Senate budget is appropriated for providing Professional Development Assistance (PDA) awards to reimburse CU Anschutz students for expenses incurred during events related to their educational development. Events attended must have taken place within the United States (no international events will be reimbursed). Each application will be reviewed and decided upon on an individual basis by the Student Senate Finance Committee. Senate will attempt to award funds on an equal and fair basis. There is no guarantee on the award or amount provided. This program is strictly for reimbursement.
Before applying for PDA Reimbursement, please read this!