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Budget Model Allocations

Budget Model Allocations Contents

  1. Undergraduate Tuition Revenue Pool
  2. Tuition Rate Increase
  3. Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR)
  4. Summer Session Tuition Revenue
  5. Graduate Tuition and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) Revenue
  6. Professional Tuition and NRST Revenue
  7. Self-supporting Graduate Professional Degree Program (SSGPDP) Revenue
  8. Faculty Resources
  9. Provost Allocation

1. Undergraduate Tuition Revenue Pool

The pool of Undergraduate Tuition Revenue distributed through the budget model is based on:

  • Estimated UG Tuition (enrollment x tuition rate)
  • Less financial aid (~30% RTA rate)
  • Less set-asides to OP
  • Plus UG NRST
  • Less NRST Held Centrally
  • Net UG Tuition Pool Allocated
  • Net UG Tuition is allocated to the units responsible for the activity as follows:
  • 70% to colleges, divisions and schools based on 3 metrics: 60% on student credit hours, 30% on degree majors, and 10% on degrees awarded.
  • 30% to Provost to be incorporated into Provost Allocation resources.

Amounts (if known): 

  • 2017-18
  • > Pool Allocated: $244,990,000
    > NRST in Pool: $28,745,000
    > Value of SCH: $85
    > Value of Major: $1,773
    > Value of Degree: $2,147
  • 2018-19 Estimate
  • > Pool to Allocate: $249,932,000
    > NRST in Pool: $31,316,000
    > Value of SCH: $84
    > Value of Major: $1,741
    > Value of Degree: $2,092

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2. Tuition Rate Increase

If a tuition rate increase is approved by the Regents, it is assumed that the increased revenue from this change will be added to the Provost Allocation and used to fund fixed cost increases campuswide. It will not be allocated through the Budget model.

Amounts (if known):

  • 2017-18
  • > 2.5% increase on Tuition
    > 5% increase on Nonresident Supplemental Tuition for undergraduate students
  • 2018-19
  • > 0% increase on Tuition
    > 3.5% increase on Nonresident Supplemental Tuition for undergraduate students

Other Info/Resources: 

Most updated tuition & fee estimates based on current approvals on Current Tuition & Fees page. 

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3. Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR)

Indirect cost recovery is collected from research sponsors in one year and distributed to the units that generated it the following year. Categorical set-asides (including ARRA, Garamendi-financed buildings) are taken off the top prior to distribution. Of the pool available for distribution, 32% will be distributed to the units and 68% to the Provost for FY18/19. FY19/20 will be 30%/70% respectively.

  • Funds distributed to the units go to the Dean, who is then responsible for determining how they will be allocated within the unit.
  • Funds held by the Provost are used to fund central activities in support of research.

Amounts (if known): 

  • 2017-18 Allocations
  • > ICR generated in 2016-17: $130.6M
    > Categorical Set Asides: $25.1M
    > Pool Allocated: $105.4M
    > 34% to Units: $35.8M
    > 66% to Provost: $69.6M
  • 2018-19
  • > Preliminary Estimate ICR Generated 2017-18 $133.8M
    > Categorical Set Asides: $25M
    > Pool Allocated: $108.8M
    > 32% to Units: $34.8M
    > 68% to Provost: $74M

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4. Summer Session Tuition Revenue

Summer Session Tuition Revenue is distributed to the units based on student credit hours taught during summer sessions. Allocations are made in the fall based on the revenue pool available for distribution.

  • The revenue pool is determined based on:
    • Total Summer Sessions Revenue
    • Less Waivers (typically CalVet)
    • Less Return-to-Aid (~30%)
    • Less 8% to Student Affairs (equivalent of Student Service Fee in F,W,S, provide same support)
    • Less Funds Held Centrally (backfill historic state budget reductions)
    • Net Summer Session Pool Allocated
  • Of the pool, Academic Units Receive 80% and the Provost 20%.

Amounts (if known): 

  • 2017-18
  • > Summer Revenue generated in 2017: $23,875,000
    > Pool Allocated: $10,287,000
    > 80% to Units: $8,230,000 base
    > 20% to Provost: $2,057,000
    > $/SCH: $96
  • 2018-19 Estimate
  • > $94/SCH minimum

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5. Graduate Tuition and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) Revenue

Graduate Tuition Model:
Using 2013-14 as the base year, the budget model allocates incremental growth in graduate tuition and NRST revenue as follows:

  • Tuition:
    • 67% to the Provost (includes the 50% return-to-aid amount), primarily for graduate student support.
    • 33% to the Deans based on lead dean for graduate programs and enrollment.
  • NRST:
    • 100% paid by Ph.D. and M.F.A. students and 50% paid by Master’s students to the Provost for graduate student support.  Mostly funds new NRST allocations and increased GSR buy-down for 2nd & 3rd year international students.
  • 50% paid by Master’s Students to the graduate programs via OGS.
  • Allocations will be based on actual revenue collected and will occur by the end of the fiscal year.

Optional Masters Enrollment Incentive Program (MEIP)
Programs must have opted-in to the MEIP model. Graduate tuition and NRST revenue paid by Master’s Students are distributed for enrollment over base enrollment at opt-in as follows:

  • Tuition:
    • 10% to the Provost. 50% return-to-aid amount primarily for graduate student support made available to programs via the Office of Graduate Studies.
    • 40% to the lead deans (includes amount to be shared with program per previously established Dean/program agreement.
  • NRST:
    • 20% to the Provost for graduate student support. Mostly funds new NRST allocations and increased GSR buy-down for 2nd & 3rdyear international students.
  • 50% paid by Master’s Students to the lead deans (includes amount to be shared with program per previously established Dean/program agreement.
  • Allocations based on revenue in 2017-18 will occur by the end of the 2017-18 fiscal year. Programs should estimate allocations based on enrollment.

Amounts (if known): 

  • 2017-18
  • > 50% master’s NRST to Programs: $407,000
    > Current estimates indicate no other incremental growth will be available in 2017-18.
  • 2018-19
  • > TBD

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6. Professional Tuition and NRST Revenue

Professional Programs, defined as those who charge a professional degree supplemental tuition, retain all of the tuition and NRST generated by the students enrolled in their programs, net of aid. This is calculated quarterly based on:

  • Enrollment x tuition rate
  • Less return to aid amount (~30% of tuition)
  • Plus NRST Paying Enrollment x NRST rate
  • Total Tuition Allocated to Program

Amounts (if known): 

Varies by Program, adjusted annually.

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7. Self-supporting Graduate Professional Degree Program (SSGPDP) Revenue

Self-Supporting Degree Programs are mid-level graduate professional degrees that allow the university to serve additional students above and beyond the resources provided by the state while meeting educational and workforce needs. These programs cannot be subsidized by state funds or tuition.  Self-Supporting Degree Programs keep the revenue they generate based on their enrollment and the fee levels approved by UCOP.

Amounts (if known): 

Varies by program. Units offering program keep revenue and use based on system and campus policies.

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8. Faculty Resources

When faculty retire or resign, the salary and benefits associated with the position are divided between the Provost and Dean. The Provost uses these funds to reinvest in new faculty positions and support faculty merit funding and the Dean can use the funds retained to replace the vacated position.

Amounts (if known): 

  • Faculty Salary and Benefit Allocation at Retirement
  • > Colleges & Divisions:
       35% returned to Provost
       65% retained by Dean
    > Professional Schools:
       20% returned to Provost
       80% retained by Dean
  • Faculty Salary and Benefit Allocation at Resignation
  • > 90% retained by Dean
    > 10% returned to Provost

Please see paper for certain special circumstances and information on faculty paid on sources that are not state funds or tuition.

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9. Provost Allocation

The Provost Allocation is the combination of state funds and the Provost’s share of undergraduate tuition. It is used to support the common good and promote excellence across campus, specifically:

  • Provide the primary source of funds for administrative and academic support units.
  • Provide funds for campus priorities and initiatives.
  • Provide a portion of base funding for academic units.

Changes in the amount of provost allocation funds provided to campus units are based on incremental decisions through the annual budget process.

Amounts (if known):

  • 2017-18
  • > Share from UG Tuition: $73.5 million
    > Share from State Funds: $412.3 million
    > Total: $485.6 million
  • 2018-19 Estimate
  • > Share from UG Tuition: $74.7 million
    > Share from state funds: $423.9 million
    > Total: $498.6 million

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