What should a university use as cost objects?

If I am interpreting your question correctly, here are the most common object codes used by universities: * Travel * Prizes and Awards * Hospitality Expenses * Membership and Dues * Office Furniture and Equipment * Telecommunications * Printing and Duplicating * Postage and Shipping * Food Services * General Supplies and Expenses * Federal Work Study * Professional Services You also have wages and fringe benefits to consider.