Budget news and background
UCLA budget news and information for the media, campus community and public.
UC Office of the President November 15, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown told the University of California Board of Regents that he hoped to secure more funding for the university but that UC must look for more creative solutions to its budget challenges. "I like the university," Brown said. "But when I go back to Sacramento, there are a whole lot of claimants standing in line."
Chancellor Gene Block November 07, 2012
While UCLA is deeply appreciative of Gov. Brown and all the Californians who turned out to vote for Proposition 30, we all must remember that it does little in the short term to alleviate the effects of past funding cuts and unfunded cost increases.
Chancellor Gene Block October 18, 2012
Twenty years ago, tuition at UCLA was $1,624; adjusted for inflation, that would be $2,564 in today's dollars. This year tuition is $12,192. Why has the cost gone up so much? Because California has slashed per-student funding 60 percent.
UC Newsroom September 12, 2012
The University of California Board of Regents, in a daylong retreat on Sept. 12, looked at dozens of proposals for addressing the university's growing budget deficit, from academic strategies to changes in employee health and welfare benefits. The retreat, called by board chair Sherry Lansing, was intended to give regents a deeper understanding of the hard choices they may be called on to make in November after voters decide the fate of Proposition 30.
UCLA Today August 10, 2012
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Olsen is responsible for keeping the campus on solid financial footing. In this Q&A with UCLA Today’s Cynthia Lee, he explains how we got here and where we are headed.
UC Office of the President May 15, 2012
With state budget negotiations in full swing, members of the University of California Board of Regents will join students in Sacramento today to call on lawmakers to reinvest in public higher education.
UCLA Today April 05, 2012
This letter was sent by UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh to faculty, vice chancellors, vice provosts, chief administrative officers and directors.
UCLA Today April 04, 2012
Chancellor Gene Block reassured staff about the UC retirement plan, called for more state support for the university and shared his thoughts on a proposed conference center at his annual town hall meeting hosted by UCLA Staff Assembly.
UC Office of the President March 28, 2012
After years of shrinking state support for the university, the plan presents the best opportunity to climb "out of fiscal uncertainty and move forward into a better, more prosperous future," Yudof said.
UCLA Today January 09, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2012-13 budget adds $90 million in state funding to help UCLA and other campuses pay rising costs related to employer contributions to the underfunded UC Retirement Plan. On the other hand, the governor wants to make permanent the $100 million "trigger" cut that was imposed on UC when state revenues fell short of projections.