Office of Finance and Administration


The University Budget Office develops annual and long-range university budgets for the Minnesota State Board’s approval. Our focus is to provide a direct linkage between the University strategic plan and resource allocations while partnering with various constituencies and area budget managers to ensure best practices in budget and financial management.

As St. Cloud State University moves through its budget process, it is important that faculty and staff have access to up-to-date and accurate information. This site was created to publish and exchange information and solicit ideas. Please check this site frequently to access the most current information from SCSU administration, Minnesota State and the Minnesota State Budget Office.

Minnesota State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Biennial Budget Request

Charting the Future for a Prosperous Minnesota

Charting the Future Background Material - entire strategic workgroup report (PDF)

Our core value

Provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.

Our core commitments

The Strategic Framework for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities play an essential role in growing Minnesota’s economy and opening the doors of educational opportunity to all Minnesotans. To that end, we will:

  • Ensure access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans
  • Be the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs
  • Deliver to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable higher education option

The fiscal year 2014-2015 budget request

Working Together for Minnesota’s Prosperity, asks for additional state support of $97 million over the biennium ($40 million in the first year and $57 million in the second). The state’s support represents 35% of a three-way partnership that comprises the total support for the system. An additional 35% of the proposal is supported by campus efficiencies and external funding. The remaining 29% is contributed by students through a modest tuition increase.

The additional state support contained in the proposal would be directed to three specific areas all of which are tied to advancing the Strategic Framework: 1. Advance competitiveness of Minnesota’s workforce; 2. Increase access and affordability; and 3. Accelerate completion.