Budget Process

The Budget Process will begin with budget requests originating at the college/unit level. These requests will be finalized by each division after a series of open hearings. Budget requests will consist of recurring and non-recurring requests for fiscal year 2018-19, and must align with the 2020 Vision.

Non-recurring requests are submitted in the Fall semester for prioritization by campus leadership in early Spring semester. Recurring requests are submitted during the Spring semester prior to the campus-wide hearing where they wilThe 2018-19 Budget Processpage (link at right) contains instructions, calendar, and department/division hearings dates and proposed department/division budget requests as available.

Ready to get started? Click here to go straight to the Online Budget Request Form.
l be considered for next fiscal year budget.  Link to 2018-19 Budget Process Calendar  

The 2018-19 Budget Processpage (link at right) contains instructions, calendar, and department/division hearings dates and proposed department/division budget requests as available. Ready to get started? Click here to go straight to the Online Budget Request Form.

Retrieve Draft Budget Requests: The link to your draft Budget Requests can be found in your confirmation email, OR here.

Budget Requests are now submitted online. College/unit/division level managers and business officers can now input and prioritize budget requests online. Requestors can either save requests as a draft or submit the request to their division's list of requests.  Any person with WCU credentials can view budget requests and their ranking.

Budget Request Categories.  Requests are categorized as "Non-Recurring" and "Recurring." Recurring requests are further categorized as "Recurring Personnel" or "Recurring -Non-Personnel." The previous "University-wide Initiatives" category no longer exists.

Budget Request Content. Budget Requests now include questions on metrics and expected return on investment. The requestor is asked to describe how their budget request will impact certain metrics, such as student enrollment, the UNC Strategic Plan, future cost savings, to name just a few.

Budget Process Timeline. Non-Recurring Budget Requests are due in the fall semester. Recurring Budget Requests will be due in the spring semester for prioritization near the end of spring semester. Link to the 2018-19 Budget Process page for the full calendar/schedule.

2018-19 WCU Budget Process Calendar

Budget instructions released - October 13

Non-Recurring budget revisions due - December 22
   All non-recurring budget requests should be submitted online and prioritized by division leadership

Non-Recurring budget prioritization - January 31
   Executive Council prioritizes non-recurring requests

Recurring budget requests due - March 30
   Recurring budget requests should be submitted online and prioritized by division leadership
   Division level budget hearings conclude

Chancellor's University Wide Budget Hearing - April 5
   Provost and Vice Chancellors/Division Heads present their requests
   Open to all of campus. The Chancellor's Leadership Council and Budget Advisory Committee should plan to attend.

Joint Meeting of Chancellor Leadership Council & Budget Advisory Committee - April 18
   The Chancellor's Leadership Council and Budget Advisory Committee meet to discuss budget requests.


University Wide Budget Hearings

Chancellor’s Budget Hearing / April 5, 2018, 2-5 pm:

  • Each member of the Executive Council will present his/her Division’s prioritized budget requests.
  • Presentations are limited to 25 minutes.
  • The Chancellor’s Leadership Council and the University Budget Advisory Committee should attend.
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Council & Budget Advisory Committee Budget Retreat will occur in late April.
  • The Chancellor’s Leadership Council and the Budget Advisory Committee will engage in dialogue regarding institutional budget priorities.
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