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Posted Feb. 18, 2014

This FAQ will be updated as new information becomes available. Newly added information is denoted by an asterisk (*). Past FAQs have been archived and can be accessed from the Campus Budget News page.

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2014-15 State and CSU Budgets

Q: What is anticipated for the 2014-15 budget?

The CSU Board of Trustees approved its 2014-15 support budget request on November 6, 2013, requesting the Governor and Legislature to provide an additional $237.6 million in state funding to the CSU for the upcoming fiscal year. On January 10th the Governor’s budget proposal was released and included $142.2 million in additional funding for the CSU in accordance with his four year plan. In light of favorable revenue projections for the state, the CSU is currently advocating for the additional $95 million in funding to make up the gap between the CSU and Governor’s budget proposals.

The CSU expenditure plan focuses on funding to meet increasing enrollment demand, augmentations for student success and completion and compensation increases. The budget plan would bring the CSU’s annual support budget to approximately $4.6 billion. The 2014-15 expenditure plan also assumes no tuition fee increase, marking the third consecutive year that tuition fee rates would remain at the same level.

Specific expenditure increases identified in the CSU proposal include:

  • 5% Enrollment Demand: $79.2 million
  • Augmentations for student success and completion: $50.0 million
  • Financing maintenance and infrastructure needs: $15.0 million
  • Mandatory costs (health benefits, new space): $13.7 million
  • Compensation increase (3 percent “pool”): $91.6 million
  • Center for California Studies—cost increases: $0.2 million

Total: $249.7 million

Less anticipated added fee revenue due to enrollment pattern changes ($12.1 million)

Total CSU request: $237.6 million

The Governor has also proposed important changes to the methodology for funding the CSU’s state funded capital improvement program, which includes construction, renewal and renovation of academic facilities and infrastructure. The governor’s budget proposes shifting the debt burden for past construction bonds from the state to the CSU. A permanent $297 million increase to the CSU’s base budget is proposed to cover the annual payments on this outstanding debt. Under the governor’s plan, the CSU would have authority to restructure a portion of the debt as well as secure a limited amount of new debt to meet ongoing facility needs. The CSU is engaged in discussions with the Department of Finance regarding the details of this proposal.

More information about the proposed CSU 2014-15 support budget can be found here

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UPDATED 11/7/13: The CSU Board of Trustees approved its 2014-15 budget ask on November 6, 2013, which requests that the Governor and Legislature provide an additional $237.6 million in state funding to the CSU for the upcoming fiscal year. The expenditure plan focuses on funding to meet increasing enrollment demand, augmentations for student success and completion initiatives, and a modest compensation increase.

The budget plan would bring the CSU’s annual support budget to approximately $4.6 billion. If fully funded, the 2014-15 expenditure plan also assumes no tuition fee increase, marking the third consecutive year that tuition fee rates would remain at the same level.

Specific expenditure increases include:

  • 5% Enrollment Demand – $79.2 million
  • Augmentations for student success and completion – $50.0 million
  • Financing maintenance and infrastructure needs – $15.0 million
  • Mandatory costs (health benefits, new space) – $13.7 million
  • Compensation increase (3 percent “pool”) – $91.6 million
  • Center for California Studies—cost increases – 0.2 million

More information about the proposed CSU 2014-15 support budget can be found here.