Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Budget Highlights
Tuition and Fees:
All Enrollment Categories: 3.8% increase for FY12 and FY13 except MBA and graduate business programs.
MBA and Graduate Business: 5.0% increase for FY12 and FY13.
Summer Undergraduate: 5.0% increase for FY12 and 3.8% increase for FY13.
Summer Graduate: 5.0% increase for FY12 and 3.8% increase for FY13.
Summer MBA and Graduate Business: 4.0% increase for FY12 and 5.0% increase for FY13.
Residence Halls: Increases of 1.0% for FY12 and 2.0% for FY13. The residence hall association fee will increase to $18 effective fall 2011.
Meal Plan: 2.0% increase each year, and a new 175-block plan to enhance meal plan options.
Parking: Increase of $3 per month each year for monthly rates; the monthly rate for faculty, staff, and students will be $123 effective May 2011 and $126 effective May 2012. Increase of $.50 for the Pay-As-You-Go hourly rate effective May 2011.
New Revenue Initiatives: $500,000 in FY12 and $1.25 million in FY13 from instructional revenue centers (IRCs) and conservative budgeting for graduate programs. An additional $1 million in FY13 will be achieved through the new Washington Professional Development Programs.
Faculty-Staff Salaries and Benefits: $3.9 million for a 3.0% performance-based salary pool and benefits for faculty and staff effective September 2011, and another $4.0 million for a 3.0% pool effective September 2012. No market adjustment pool is set aside for staff salaries as benchmarking analysis indicates average staff salaries are above the market median. However, staff compensation salary bands will be increased by 3.0% in FY2013. The university's contribution to health and dental plan premiums and FASB106 requirements will increase by $1.6 million in FY12 and an additional $722,000 in FY13.
Full-time Faculty: $1.24 million to hire ten new tenure-track faculty each year to meet the planned enrollment increase. $400,000 in FY12 and an additional $400,000 in FY13 to adjust faculty salaries in response to market pressures, special opportunities, and retention efforts. $425,000 in FY12 to expand the compensation schedule for new tenure-track and term faculty during the first year. $1.1 million each year to make faculty recruiting packages more competitive and to continue faculty travel awards. In addition, $5.0 million over two years to increase term faculty and convert adjunct faculty to term faculty.
Adjunct Faculty: Increased $1.25 million over two years to make adjunct faculty salary rates more competitive.
New Staff: $5.3 million over two years for salaries and benefits for 62 new full-time staff positions in academic and administrative units.
Financial Aid: Increased $15.5 million over two years to match projected enrollment increases and index to the tuition increase at a 29% tuition discount ratio for undergraduate and graduate students; to make need-based financial aid awards to support diversity initiatives including Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholarships; to increase funding for existing Ph.D. programs; to award two additional Athletics scholarships over two years to increase competitiveness among Patriot League schools; and to support students from North American Tribal Colleges who participate in the WINS program.
Supplies and Expenses: Additional funding for a wide range of initiatives to fund new academic programs including the 3-year BA/4-year Master's program; increase base operating budgets for teaching units and academic affairs; increase funding for programmatic expenses in Washington Professional Development Programs, AU Abroad, and online learning programs; support Katzen Arts Center and Greenberg Theatre operations; incorporate off-campus rental properties into the operating budget; and fund various diversity initiatives.
New Housing Facilities: $2.1 million over two years to fund operating expense for Roper Hall, Clark Hall, and Berkshire Apartments.
Marketing Initiatives: $1.6 million over two years to enhance the branding campaign, marketing, and digital media. An additional $1 million to expand efforts in undergraduate recruitment and admissions including the new AU Welcome Center, and $800,000 to maintain graduate marketing supplements for CAS, SIS, SOC, and SPA over two years.
Development: Increased $485,000 over two years to support alumni relations and regional advancements.
Student Services: Increased $200,000 over two years to augment AU Central and virtual student services projects, and other Campus Life initiatives.
Athletics: Increased $127,000 over two years to be competitive among Patriot League schools.
Technology Capital Funding: $2.9 million in FY12 and $3.5 million in FY13 to support the university's multi-year technology plan including campus-wide enterprise projects to achieve greater operating efficiency; mobility initiatives; high-performance and virtual computing to enhance faculty research; a new portal infrastructure; and technology capital life cycle renewal.
Library Acquisitions: Increased $520,000 in FY12 and an additional $460,000 in FY13 to keep up with cost increases for the current collection and electronic databases, and to increase collections to support new academic programs.
Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM) Fund: Increased $500,000 in FY12 and an additional $500,000 in FY13, which includes residence halls and continuation of the preventive maintenance program.
Facilities Modernization Fund: Increased $1 million in FY12 and an additional $500,000 in FY13.
Debt Service: Increased $3 million in FY12 to provide partial funding for a capital financing strategy to build new facilities.
Transfer to Quasi-Endowment Funds: Equals 2% of the total budget for FY12 and 1.5% of the total budget for FY13.
Enrollment Contingency Fund: Equals $3.1 million in FY12. No enrollment contingency budget is required in FY13 as the reserve balance will meet the target of 5% of tuition revenue.
Transfer to Fund Strategic Plan Initiatives: $7.8 million in FY12 and $3.5 million in FY13 from the internally designated Strategic Plan Initiative accounts.
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