On June 24, 2015, Governor Brown signed and enacted the 2015/16 California State Budget, appropriating general funds of $115.4 billion. In light of state revenues exceeding budget estimates, the governor in collaboration with the state legislature, approved full funding of the CSU Board of Trustees’ support budget in the amount of $216.5 million – $97 million above the governor’s January proposal of $119.5 million. The 2015/16 Trustees Support Budget is available here. A fully funded support budget means that the CSU system will receive funding for increased access (additional enrollment) more student success and completion initiatives, systemwide compensation increases, and deferred maintenance funding to address vital infrastructure concerns.
SJSU is anticipating a base funding augmentation through a combination of state general fund support and tuition fee revenue from additional enrollment. At San José State University, a fully funded support budget means that we are able to admit more CSU eligible students, encourage students to increase their unit load (thus speeding up their time to degree), address rising mandatory costs such as increasing health and retirement rates, offer new student success initiatives such as increased advising, fund high priority projects such as addressing our campus’s aging infrastructure, create a base reserve fund for rainy days, and fully implement SJSU Vision 2017. Implementation of the 2015/16 budget is currently underway and a full update on budgeted funding priorities will be made in the fall.
SJSU OpenGov Financial Transparency
San Jose State University has partnered with OpenGov, a web-based application, to facilitate communication about the budget process, revenue streams, and actual expenditures on campus. This web-based tool simplifies complicated financial data into an easy-to-read and understand format. Visit SJSU's OpenGov site.
Budget Preliminary Presentation
The 2015/2016 Budget Preliminary Plan gives a detailed overview of SJSU's projected 2015-16 operating budget. This overview was presented at the Budget Open Forum on April 20th. Below is the Budget Plan Presentation, FAQs, as well as the video of the Budget Forum.