Office of Planning & Budgeting

State Budget Information

Please see the UW and the State Budget Process for an overview of the University of Washington’s interaction with the state’s budget process, legislative timelines, key terms (including budget levels, fund types, etc.), and the allotment process.

The following information is provided below (in reverse-chronological order, for each biennium):

  • Operating and capital requests sent to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) after review by campus stakeholders and decision-making bodies.
  • OPB final budget brief detailing the final legislative outcomes of the legislative session

Beginning with the 2015-17 biennium, we will also provide:

  • Instructions and materials that were sent to units and used to gather proposals for state funding in advance of each biennial budget session.
  • Summary of proposals received from units.

As usual, state budget proposal details are provided via Planning & Budgeting briefs. Information about the UW’s annual budget discussions, budget processes, and spending rules and best practices are available under the UW Budget tab. Additional guidance regarding state funding, including provisos and special state appropriated funds, can be found on the State Funding Policies and Guidelines page.


  • 2021-23 Biennial Operating Budget Request: To see the entire budget request, including mandatory reports, see OFM’s Agency Budget Request website, enter “2021-23 Regular” in the “Select Budget Session” dropdown and “360 – University of Washington” in the “Select Agency” dropdown.
  • 2021-23 Biennial Capital Budget Request