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Budget Process

Using financial resources to support strategic goals and critical needs. 

2020—21 Budget Planning

Read the Full Framework Letter from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter (PDF) 

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Planning Assumptions and Parameters

Information and resources on budget planning efforts. (Updated – March 9, 2020)


Budget Planning Cycle

The Campus Budget Cycle activities are tied to the budget processes of the UC Regents and State of California. Funding to support UC Davis’ core instructional mission is largely derived from tuition and fees paid by students, which are set by the Regents, and allocations from the state. The graphic below depicts how these three decision processes build on one another to culminate in the campus budget.

budget planning cycle

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Budget Planning History