Allowable Cost Matrix

What Fund Can I Use to Buy This Item or Service?
If you are trying to determine if your expense is allowable under a certain fund type, the Allowable Cost Matrix is a tool created just for that.

The Fiscal Services team included a detailed list of known expenses on the matrix, but if you find your expense is not covered - please contact Compliance for assistance at compliance@kennesaw.edu.

Always take the time to consider whether expenses are appropriate for certain funds groups. Our friends at Georgia Tech created this helpful line of questions below:

  • Is this an appropriate use of the particular resources or fund group (i.e. State, Sponsored, etc.)?
  • Am I comfortable explaining this charge to an auditor?
  • Am I comfortable explaining this charge to the public?
  • Is this expense reasonable? Would a prudent person have purchased this item and paid this price?
  • Is this expense "allocable"? Is the expense applicable to the project and fund group with a high degree of certainty?
  • Is this expense allowable? Does this expense fall within the general parameters of this particular fund group?
  • Is this consistent? Are other expenses for similar purposes treated in the same way?
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