WSU Tri-Cities Budget

Transparent & Inclusive

The Office of Finance and Administration oversees the Financial Services Division at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The Financial Services Division provides budgetary support for the campus, and strives for transparency and inclusion by engaging budgetary participation with the campus community.

Transparency: Making information as accessible as possible

In December 2019, Chancellor Haynes issued an email addressing the 2020-2021 budget process and asked for your participation through submission of your budget requests.  She also identified her 2020-2021 first line funding priorities as:

  • Safety and compliance needs
  • Legislative and system mandates
  • Debt reduction
  • Requests that increase enrollment and retention
  • Requests that resolve infrastructure issues

View the PowerPoint presentations from our recent budget meetings.

February ’19 Budget Forum | PRESENTATION
November ’18 Budget Meeting | Part 1 | Part 2
April ’19 Faculty Budget Meeting | PRESENTATION
June ’19 Budget Informational Session | PRESENTATION
November ’19 Budget Information Session | PRESENTATION

2018/2019 Washington State University Quick Facts –  Issued by the WSU Office of Government Relations, the Quick Facts reports relevant campus and system-wide budgetary, enrollment and graduation facts.  This is worth a glance!

FY19 Tuition True Up – The Budget Office performs an annual tuition true-up for each campus.  For FY19, the Tri-Cities campus generated $12.2M of net tuition, prior to our institutional support contribution.

Washington State Budget Website – The Office of Financial Management performs an ongoing role in the planning, analysis, and implementation of Washington state’s operating and capital budgets.

Washington State Budget Universe – This document is intended to provide you with a better understanding of the 2017-2019 state operating budget.

Inclusion:  Opening the lines of communication to facilitate a voice in the campus decision-making process

We have listened to your comments and have responded with a new Budget Request process for the 2020-2021 budget year.

Round 4 is complete!  See the Round 4 link below to view how the Executive Cabinet ranked the budget requests.


Round 5 is underway. Round 5 includes the Chancellor’s review, evaluation, and final decisions. Once results are final, they will be posted on this website for campus viewing. A campus-wide forum will be scheduled following the final Round 5 results to allow a review and discussion of the FY20-21 budget year decisions and process.

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