Office of the Provost &
Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Linda Lamwers
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 103
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Budget Details

The following information is intended to 1) provide transparency and specific details about the university budget, 2) communicate about the budget plan for the upcoming year (FY2010), and 3) most importantly, to establish some common ground upon which we hope we can build a collective process and strategy to face what we forecast to be an even larger deficit for FY2011 and beyond.

  1. University's Base Budget (i.e. "permanent" budget, based on FY09 figures), which gets replenished every year through our revenue sources. The two main sources of revenue are state appropriations and tuition dollars. The main expenditures are contractual commitments, like salary and benefits. This limits the university's flexibility to reduce costs to the remaining 25%.
  2. To view further breakdowns of the main categories, see Appendices
  3. Divisional Allocations. University budget is broken down by traditional base budget allocations across the five divisions and the central budget. [Does not include the 4.25% one-time reduction (i.e., not base budget) we returned to PASSHE last fall.]

    1. Base Budget: 75 % allocated to the divisions, 25% to central budget
    2. Central Budget: pays for personnel (temporary faculty lines, summer school salary and administration), state system fees, and miscellaneous university expenses (e.g. legal fees, parking garage, 5-year replacement technology plan).
    3. Division Budget:Academic Affairs and Administration and Finance together receive the bulk of the allocations (87%).
      • Academic Affairs includes all the academic colleges, admissions, student support, and other areas (total 66% of divisional allocation)=$79.3 million.
      • Administration and Finance receives 21% to pay utilities and to support areas such as Finance (e.g., contracting, purchasing, accounting, etc.), Public Safety, Facilities, and Human Resources.