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2018-19 Operating Budget

​The 2018-19 Operating Budget request builds on the recent successes of the California State University, while also allowing the system to aggressively pursue ways to reach our goals for student success.​


  • Chancellor White with a student
  • ​Chancellor's Message

    The CSU has big plans for the future and a fully-funded budget from the state will allow us to reach our ambitious goals.

  • Read the Full Message

2018-19 Budget Plan Summary


​If you’re wondering how the money given to the CSU has been allocated, where it comes from, and how it would be spent in 2018-19, these tables will help answer those questions.

Read the 2018-19 Operating Budget Plan S​ummary
Three-Year Bud​get Summary and Highlig​​​hts
Sources of Revenue
Distribution of Budget Increases



Sources of ​Funds

The State General Fund and tuition revenue are the biggest sources of funding for the California State University.

Learn About Where Funding Comes From​​

Uses of Funds​

Graduation Initiative 2025, compensation, benefits for faculty and staff, and improvements to campus facilities are among the CSU’s biggest expenses.

Learn How Funds Are Used ​

​CSU Financial Aid

Every year, the system foregoes significant revenue to ensure thousands of students with the greatest financial need can attend the CSU.

Learn More About Financial Aid


The CSU Today

Our 23 campuses now serve more than 480,000 students and last year graduated 119,000 students, setting a new record.

Learn About the CSU's Evolution


One-Time Requests

The 2018-19 Operating Budget included requests for additional one-time, non-recurring investments from the state as well.​

Learn About These Requests



Supp​l​emen​tal Documentation

You can find more information and the data used to create the 2018-19 Operating Budget in these tables.

Explore the Data Behind the Budget