Campus Budget Overview

The budget development process takes place at nearly every level within the University starting with initiatives and programmatic needs and ending with projecting campus-wide fixed costs such as benefits, insurance and utilities increases. The University’s budgets are decentralized with divisional accountability to the President. While general guidelines for spending exist, divisions and units maintain considerable autonomy in managing their respective budgets.

To engender campus engagement and ensure transparency in budget planning, each division has established a webpage for divisional budget planning which is available below. Each contains important information including an overview of the divisional budget planning process, budget meeting dates, presentation materials, and other resources intended to inform and engage you in the divisional planning process.

CSUCI Budget Development Timeline(PDF, 442KB)


Planning Updates

The Budget Planning Updates webpage has been developed to provide information and updates on the campus budget planning process to the CSUCI campus community. Please note that additional information including the CSU budget can be found via links on the right-hand menu bar.

Budget Planning News

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Budget Planning for FY 2021-22 (February 2021)

The State of California and CSU System faced historic budget challenges in FY 2020-21 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSU System's overall permanent budget was reduced by $299 million with CSUCI’s portion of that reduction at $5.1 million. CSUCI’s budget cut was mainly addressed by reducing the centrally managed budget, while about $1 million in reductions were shared by the divisions’ budgets.

The Governor's proposed budget for FY 2021-22 (released on January 8, 2021) reflects a better outlook for the coming fiscal year. However, there remains long term uncertainty due to the pandemic, wildfires, and other unprecedented emergencies.  The longer-term financial outlook for the State shows a deficit by FY 2022-23. Within this context, Interim President Yao is urging a continued disciplined approach to strategic resource planning that allows for continued progress towards meeting our Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI 2025) goals, University Strategic Initiatives, and facilitating an interdisciplinary, multicultural, international, and community-engaged education.

Since the release of the Governor’s proposed budget, Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders have agreed to restore previously enacted reductions ($299M), effective July 1st, for California State University.


Planning for Budget Reductions – Background (October 2020)

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the state of California faces budget deficits of historic proportion. As noted in the President's Budget Memo for Fiscal Year 2021, the CSU state-funded base budget was cut by $299 million in FY 2020-21. This resulted in a $5.1 million permanent reduction in appropriation funding for the campus. Continued budget challenges are anticipated for the next two to three years.

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