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The Office of the Budget exists to provide leadership and guidance to the President and Board of Trustees for MSU Denver’s budget and fiscal planning. The Budget Office is responsible for:
The Budget Office is critical to the planning and facilitation of the budget process and the execution of the finalized budget to ensure that administrators, faculty, staff, and students know that money received by the university is well spent and utilized to enhance the educational and professional experience of all Roadrunners, whether students to employees.
MSU operates a collaborative budget process that aims to incorporate shared governance into budget decision making. Our people are at the core of our mission and budget.
The vast majority of our revenue comes from tuition and fees (typically around 60%) and state funding (around 30%). Much smaller portions typically come from grants, fundraising and auxiliary activities such as the University’s hotel, interest income, etc.
The vast majority of expenditures are allocated in support of our people, with nearly two thirds of the budget dedicated to direct compensation. Approximately 20% supports operational expenses to keep the University functioning, such as utilities and software licensing.
Summer: Planning and budget assumptions and trustee/presidential budget priorities are developed.
October through December: Departmental budgetary discussions and development
January: UPBAC reviews assumptions and provides perspectives for the president’s consideration.
May and/or June: The president considers the feedback, then submits proposals to the trustees for approval.
Total Expenditures $211,991,821
Projected Expenditures and Individual Branch Budgets
Student Fee Review