Office of Planning & Budgeting

Budget Processes

The University of Washington’s budget is the result of a process, which begins during every autumn quarter when the Provost releases materials for budget conversations with unit heads. At the same time, the University submits materials to the Governor’s budget office, beginning the first phase of budget negotiations with Olympia. The process integrates Regents’ decisions about tuition rates, financial aid, capital projects, and principles guiding the allocation of resources. After the provision of funds for centrally-borne expenses – such as utilities, some debt service, etc. – allocations are made for academic and administrative units.

Budget Timelines

For more detailed information about the development and approval of the operating budget, please refer to the Annual Budgets page.

Biennium 2021 (Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023) Close Process