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California State University System
Budget Allocation Process

The California State University System is responsible for developing a budget request on behalf of the twenty-three campuses.

The CSU (and State of California) practices incremental budgeting: year-to-year changes in the campus operating budgets result from increases or decreases in the funding authorized by the State. The focus of the CSU’s budget process is on predicting the changes from the current year and allocating resources to meet the priorities of the Board of Trustees. Such details are contained in the CSU Support Budget documents:

The CSU Support Budget is approved by the Board of Trustees at its November meeting.

All CSU system documents may be found on the CSU Budget Office website: