July 2019


Changes in California State University General Fund Spending

2019-20 (In Millions)

  Action Amount
Changes in Ongoing Spending    
Compensation and other operational costs Covers the following increases: salaries for represented and nonrepresented employees, health care costs for active employees, a portion of retirement costs, minimum wage costs, and costs to operate new facilities. $193.0
Enrollment growth Funds 2.6 percent enrollment growth (10,000 additional resident FTE undergraduate students). 85.0
Graduation Initiative Funds more course sections, support services, and other campus priorities. 45.0
Pension costs Adjusts for higher CalPERS employer contribution rates. 39.3
Retiree health benefit costs Adjusts for higher CalPERS retiree health benefit costs. 19.8
Rapid rehousing program Funds wraparound services, emergency grants, and rental subsidies for housing-insecure students. 6.5
Project Rebound Provides various support services for formerly incarcerated students. 3.3
COLA for Capital Fellows program Funds 3.3 percent COLA for legislative, executive, and judicial fellows. 0.1
Subtotal   ($392.0a)
One-Time Initiatives    
Deferred maintenance/campus child care facilities Funds deferred maintenance projects. Alternatively, can be used to expand child care facilities for student parents. $239.0
Graduation Initiative Funds segment's student success initiative. Funds are in addition to ongoing funding provided in 2019-20. 30.0
Student Basic Needs Partnerships initiative Provides funds to campuses to create and expand partnerships with local and nonprofit entities serving hunger- and housing-insecure students. 15.0
Science and Technology Policy Fellows program Provides funds for a nonprofit organization that places science fellows in legislative offices. 11.5
Summer-term financial aid Provides grants covering tuition costs during the summer term. 6.0
Child care center at the Channel Islands campus Provides funds to build a child child center that will also serve as lab space for the campus' early childhood education program. 5.0
New campus studies Funds study examining potential need for and feasibility of new campuses located in Chula Vista, Concord, Palm Desert, San Joaquin County, and San Mateo County. 4.0
Center to Close Achievement Gaps Provides funding for a center charged with identifying and disseminating best practices regarding the K-12 achievement gap. 3.0
Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology Supports network of faculty and student researchers focused on ocean and coastal issues. 3.0
Speech language pathology graduate programs Provides supplemental funding to expand enrollment slots in graduate-level speech language pathology programs. 3.0
First Star foster youth cohort at the Sacramento campus Funds one cohort of high school foster youth over a four-year period. 0.7
Mervyn Dymally Institute at the Dominguez Hills campus Supports the nonpartisan public policy center, which focuses on issues affecting the African American community. 0.7
Mixed-use housing planning funds at the San Jose campus Funds planning for a housing project on the site of the existing state-owned Alfred E. Alquist Building. Project would house students and faculty. 0.3
Subtotal   ($321.2)
Total   $713.2
a In addition, the budget provides $7 million ongoing General Fund to the Department of Social Services for provision of legal services to undocumented and immigrant students and employees at CSU campuses.  
FTE = full-time equivalent. CalPERS = California Public Employees' Retirement System. COLA = cost-of-living adjustment.