CSU Budget Central

California State University Chancellor’s Statement on the 2014 Blueprint for a Responsible Budget

December 11, 2013

The following statement can be attributed to Chancellor Timothy P. White, California State University

“The California State University (CSU) is very encouraged by the 2014-15 Budget Blueprint unveiled today by the Speaker and the Assembly Democratic Caucus that prioritizes higher education funding to expand opportunities for students and bolster the quality of educational programs. Each year, the CSU turns away more than 20,000 fully eligible students. With a continued investment in the CSU, the university is poised to serve more students and expand high-impact teaching practices that advance degree completion. The university looks forward to reviewing this proposal in more detail, and is committed to working with the Governor and Legislature through the budget process.”

CSU Trustees Approve 2014-15 State Budget Request

The CSU Board of Trustees approved its 2014-15 budget ask on Nov. 6, which requests that the Governor and Legislature provide an additional $237.6 million in state funding 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.

Graphing State Support for the CSU

Click below for a visual representation graphing the state support budget for the California State University:

*CSU 2007-08 Through 2016-17 General Fund
Chart illustrates 10 Years of CSU General Fund (GF) appropriation with the Governor’s 2014-15 to 2016-17 multi-year plan.

*CSU 2001-02 Through 2016-17 State Appropriations with Actual Resident Student Enrollment to Date
Graph illustrates the trend between CSU resident student enrollment and state General Fund (GF) appropriations since 2001-02 with the Governor’s 2014-15 to 2016-17 multi-year plan.

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