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State Budget Update


Governor Newsom signed his final budget. The budget includes increases to the CSU general fund and specific programs. The base operational funding went up from the May Revise - $361.4 million in on-going base operational funding for CSU, + $315.2 million in one-time funding.

The full CSU funding request for 2019/2020 is $456 million above base.

Funding Breakdown: $361.4 million in on-going funding for mandatory costs, compensation, enrollment growth, Project Rebound, housing, and the Graduation Initiative.

Ongoing funding

  • $215.5 million to support operational costs consisting of $193 million for operational costs and $22.5 million for base retirement benefit adjustments.
  • $85 million to support growth in California resident undergraduate student enrollment of 10,000 full-time equivalent students.
  • $45 million for the Graduation Initiative 2025.
  • $6.5 million for rapid rehousing. (defining rapid rehousing, directing campuses to develop agreements with local agencies with rapid rehousing expertise and allows funding to be spent on rapid rehousing, student assessment, housing-related financial assistance, housing stabilization services, and administrative costs.)
  • $6 million for summer financial aid programs. This funding will be suspended on December 31, 2021. The suspension will be lifted if the Administration determines through the 2021 Budget Act process that there is sufficient General Fund revenue to support all suspended programs in the subsequent two fiscal years.
  • $3.3 million to continue and expand Project Rebound programs serving formerly incarcerated individuals attending or seeking to enroll in participating CSU campuses.
  • $107,000 to provide a cost-of-living adjustment for the Capital Fellows Program.


  • $239 million for deferred maintenance and to improve and expand child care centers.
  • $30 million additional for the Graduation Initiative 2025.
  • $15 million to address student hunger and housing needs.
  • $2 million for the CSU Chancellor’s Office to undertake a review of a potential CSU campus in San Joaquin County, likely in Stockton.
  • $2 million for the CSU Chancellor’s Office to undertake a review of potential CSU campuses in Chula Vista, Concord, Palm Desert, and San Mateo County.
  • $27.2 million to support various programs, services, and research at CSU campuses.
  • Legal Services—As referenced in the Health and Human Services Chapter, the Budget includes an increase of $7 million General Fund to provide legal services to undocumented students, staff, and faculty at the CSU.