A restriction placed on a student's enrolment for breaching specified due dates and conditions relating to matters such as enrolment fees, library loans, residential fees or student loans. Encumbrances limit students' access to services provided by the University including IT and Library access, the ability to vary enrolments in any way, despatch of course materials (off-campus students) and re-enrolment information, access to assessment results, examination date/location advice (off-campus students) and approval to graduate.
Estimated charges obligated but not yet disbursed for salaries and employee benefits. These estimates are based on start dates, end dates, FTE's, earnings types and benefits indicators input from Personnel Action Forms and Employee Benefits Enrollment Forms into the payroll system and translated to the accounting system. (Encumbrances can also be incurred for other university obligations.) That subset of projected payroll expenses that is fed to account.