Santa Clara University

University Budget Office


The University Budget Office develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive and integrated budgeting process. The annual budget planning process is led by the University Budget Council with the support of the President and senior management. Participants also include the Budget Advisory Committee, Budget Forum,key University departments and the campus community. The budget planning process culminates in the development of a 5-Year Financial Operating Plan that serves as the basis for establishing annual departmental operating budgets.

Working closely with all levels at the University, the University Budget Office also assists in the management of University financial resources. As part of the University Finance Office management team, we ensure that accounting and control processes provide the information required to support financial management and planning activities.

Fiscal Year 2015 / 2016 Budget Schedule

 University Budget Development 
Planning and development of proposed Macro Budget for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. University Budget Council (UBC) September 2014 through January 2015
University Budget Review and Approval 
University Finance Committee review of proposed Macro budget. Finance Committee December 2014
University Board of Trustees review and approval of Operating Budget. Board of Trustees February 2015
Departmental Budget Setup and Input 
Budget Guidelines and Planning Guide for Fiscal Year 2015/16 distributed to Budget Managers
Budget Office
April 2015
Allocation for Department Operating and Student Wages to Vice Presidents, Deans, Provost Budget Office
May 2015
BudgetPak available to end users Budget Office April - May 2015
Budget planning and input to BudgetPak Budget Office May 2015
Department operating budget input completed in BudgetPak Budget Managers
May 2015
Budget Implementation 
Budget information available in Finance System for new fiscal year
 Budget Office
July 2015