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In an effort to be as transparent as possible, ASBSU has compiled financial records dating back to fiscal year 2008 so that you can see how student government is spending the money that students give to us! We’re proud of where we are now and hope that you take the time to submit to us any questions you may have regarding our practices. For information related to the actions of the specific branches of ASBSU visit the Executive Council and Student Assembly pages. For information about how your student fee dollars are broken down visit Student Fee Breakdown. One important note: The category below “Student Support” includes direct funding to students and student organizations and also includes the Student Legal Services that ASBSU provides for. If you would like more information, please visit the Student Legal Services Page.

FY 2008 actual pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, campus support, and contingency expenses.
The graph from above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2008 budget was split up. Notice that the green segment represents student support. This year, student support made up 39% of the budget for ASBSU. Also notice the light blue segment, which represents what was contributed to the contingency fund that year. You can think of the contingency fund as a sort of savings account, but one that is only put into when the budgets have left over money at the end of the year. Contributing to the contingency fund should indicate that the budgets were too large for what they were planned, or that mismanagement occurred allowing for large sums to be left over. In this case more than $90,000 was left over at the end of the year. That money, we believe, would have been better spent if it had been used to support students and their activities. Also notice the salaries. Salaries totalled nearly $77,000 for FY 2008. The FY 2008 budget, in total, was $535,220.

FY 2009 actual pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, and campus support expenses.
The graph above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget was split up. Again, notice the green segment, students support, actually went down in raw dollars, but increased as a percentage of the whole budget to 48%. You’ll notice that there is no light blue segment (representing a transfer to the contingency account) because there was actually a transfer from the contingency fund into the operating budget for FY 2009. This year salaries saw a slight drop to around $74,000. The FY 2009 budget, in total, was $396,979.

FY 2010 actual pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, campus support, and contingency expenses.
The graph above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget was split up. Again, notice the green segment, students support, decreased to the lowest point since 2008, both in raw dollars and in percentage. The dollar amount was nearly $100,000 less than the previous two years. Student support made up only 36% of the total budget. You’ll also notice that in addition to the lowest amount of student support, more than $40,000 was transferred into the contingency fund. Even if all the money that was transferred into the contingency fund were used to support students and their activities, this year would still have had the least amount of support for students. FY 2010 marks the only year since FY 2008 that student support was under $200,000. For FY 2010 Salaries stayed stagnant at more than $74,000. The FY 2010 budget, in total, was $384,142.

FY 2011 pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, and campus support expenses.
The graph above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget was split up. FY 2011 was a turning point for ASBSU! Student support, for the first time since FY 2008, was more than half of the budget, at 56%. Thanks, in part, to the new grant funds proposed by the ASBSU Executive and enacted by the last ASBSU Senate that existed, we saw a huge increase in the effectiveness of handing out dollars to students for their activities. You’ll notice that there is, like FY 2009, no light blue segment (representing a transfer to the contingency account) because there was actually a transfer from the contingency fund into the operating budget for FY 2011. This year salaries saw a drop to a little more than $68,000, and the operating costs were lowered $20,000 from the previous year. The FY 2011 budget, in total, was $397,949.

FY 2012 pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, and campus support expenses.
The graph above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget was split up. FY 2012 saw the full implementation of the current funding structure! Student support grew to an unprecedented high of 63% of the total budget. You’ll notice that there is, again, no light blue segment (representing a transfer to the contingency account) because there was another transfer from the contingency fund into the operating budget for FY 2012, in an effort to spend down what had become nearly half a million dollars in savings. Salaries, again, dropped to $59,000, and the operating costs were lowered nearly another $20,000 from the previous year. The FY 2012 budget, in total, was $420,774.

FY 2013 pie chart, showing salaries, admin expenses, student support, and campus support expenses.
The graph above shows how the fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget is planned to be spent. Since we are currently in FY 2013 we won’t have the actual numbers of dollars spent until after FY 2014 begins. Typically, the changes that we see are lowered numbers of dollars in all areas except student support because at the end of the year we transfer any money in accounts related to operational costs into the student support funds so that we can give as much money to students as possible. FY 2013 is the second year of full implementation of the grant fund system. Student support for FY 2013 is at its highest level since FY 2008, at 65% of the total budget. After everything comes in we expect it to exceed that percentage as well. You’ll notice that there is, again, no light blue segment (representing a transfer to the contingency account) because there was actually a transfer from the contingency fund into the operating budget for FY 2013. This year salaries saw a drop to a little more than $55,000, and we expect it to stay there. The operating costs have been budgeted for $112,000 but we expect that to come in at much lower – similar to the amount in FY 2012. The FY 2013 budget, in total, was $450,515.