Office of Planning & Budgeting

Office of Planning & Budgeting

Reporting directly to the Provost, the University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning, and policy formation. OPB works closely with the UW’s Capital Planning & Development office regarding capital budget issues and intersections with state and UW operating budgets.


Latest News

2019 Legislative Session Kick-Off

The following presentations were given at the 2019 Legislative Kick-Off, which was held by OPB and the Office of State Relations on January 9. The annual event provides critical information to campus stakeholders in advance of the state legislative session, which is set to begin on January 14.

2019 UW Fast Facts

The 2019 edition of UW Fast Facts is now available. You can find it in the Quick Links bar on the right or under the UW Data tab.

Governor Inslee’s Proposed 2019-21 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets

On December 13, Governor Jay Inslee released his 2019-21 biennial operating and capital budget proposals. This marks the first step in a lengthy state budget process, which will unfold over the coming legislative session, set to begin January 14, 2019.

An OPB brief regarding the Governor’s 2019-21 budget proposals is available here.

2019-21 State Budget Requests

In September, the UW submitted its 2019-21 state operating and capital budget requests to the Governor’s Office of Financial Management. Links to both requests are available on this page.

Stay tuned to the OPBlog for updates regarding the 2019 session, including the Governor’s budget proposal, which will be released in December.

UW’s FY19 Operating Budget

On June 7, the Board of Regents adopted the UW’s Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Operating Budget. The budget includes final 2018-19 tuition rates. Supplementary documents can be found on the Annual Budgets page.

1st Year Cost of Attendance

The estimated 2018-19 cost of attendance for 1st year UW undergraduates is now available. It shows estimated expenses by campus for: tuition, mandatory student fees, room & board, books, personal expenses, and transportation.

Note: after accounting for grant and scholarship aid, students often pay far less than the amounts shown.

2018 State Supplemental Budget

The state’s final 2018 supplemental operating and capital budgets were released by House and Senate leadership in early March and signed into law by Governor Inslee later that month.

Summaries of submitted fiscal notes and passed bills that impact the University can be found on the OPB Briefs tab of our website.