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1 1 Florida Atlantic University Funding Opportunities for Strategic Priorities

2 2 Florida Atlantic University Initial Operating Budget* Expenditure BudgetAmount Educational and General$212,432,849 Contracts and Grants58,258,912 Auxiliary Enterprises54,318,913 Student Government6,715,000 Student Financial Aid119,553,276 Athletics Local Budget10,993,300 Concessions 572,575 Total$462,844,575 * Including Budget Transfers

3 3 Potential Sources to Fund Strategic Priorities Educational and General Contracts and Grants Auxiliary Enterprises Student Government Limited Funding Opportunities Student Financial Aid Athletics Local Concessions Florida Atlantic University

4 4 Educational and General Budget

5 5 Florida Atlantic University Educational and General Budget The Educational and General Budget consists of state appropriated General Revenue, Enhancement (lottery) funding, and student tuition and matriculation payments. Incremental funding is provided by three primary mechanisms: Enrollment Growth Tuition Increases Special Legislative Appropriations

6 6 Funding to support the University’s growth in enrollment is appropriated by the Legislature based upon the Board of Governors’ approved enrollment plan and on a funding formula adopted in Funding is used to support instruction, research, technology infrastructure, library staffing and resources, student services, partner campus operations, and university support. Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Budget

7 7 Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Funding The amount of funding received is determined by applying the funding formula to the total FTE (Full-time Equivalent) enrollment growth by level (lower level, upper level and graduate). Approximate formula funding by level is: Lower level$ 6,550 per FTE Upper level$ 9,250 per FTE Graduate$15,300 per FTE For , FAU received enrollment growth funding of $2,004,327 to support 73 lower level FTE and 165 upper level FTE. No graduate funding was received.

8 8 Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Funding Funded FTE Enrollment Plan Lower Level 4,514 Upper Level 7,896 Graduate 2,140 Total14, Projected Funded FTE Enrollment Plan Lower Level 6,074 Upper Level 9,622 Graduate 2,608 Total18,304

9 9 Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Funding Average Annual FTE Growth Rates: to Lower Level4.33 percent Upper Level2.86 percent Graduate2.87 percent Combined Overall3.33 percent

10 10 Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Funding Enrollment New Year Growth FTE Funding ,143$ 8,338, $ 3,212, $ 5,492, $ 6,050, $ 2,588, $ 4,570, $ 3,090,550 Total 3,754$33,343,900

11 11 Florida Atlantic University Enrollment Growth Funding Key Issues and Concerns Enrollment growth funding is needed to support additional enrollments. Maintain or improve quality of programs while meeting FTE targets. Where pedagogically sound and appropriate: Increase class sizes in limited cases. Increase faculty instructional assignments. Increase use of well qualified adjunct faculty and instructors. Examine partner campus program expansion. Examine partner campus course duplication. Expand use of technology to lower costs. Reallocate existing resources to achieve greater efficiency/productivity.

12 12 Florida Atlantic University Tuition Increase Funding The Florida Legislature establishes tuition for undergraduate Florida residents. The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees establishes non-Florida resident and graduate tuition subject to parameters established by the Florida Legislature. In , undergraduate, graduate and non-resident tuition increased by 5 percent, generating approximately $2.6 million in new funding.

13 13 Florida Atlantic University Tuition Increase Funding Estimated funding associated with five percent per year tuition increases adjusted for funded enrollment plan: Amount Year Generated $ 3,000, $ 3,250, $ 3,500, $ 3,800, $ 4,100, $ 4,400, $ 4,700,000 Total$26,750,000

14 14 Florida Atlantic University Tuition Increase Funding Key Issues and Concerns Florida resident undergraduate tuition is second only to Nevada in terms of affordability ($ per credit hour for tuition and fees). National Average$183 Nevada$ 86 Pennsylvania$280 Florida ranted 45 in 2004 per capita tax appropriations (state and local) for higher education. Florida$ Nevada (ranked 32)$215.26

15 15 Florida Atlantic University Tuition Increase Funding Average annual tuition and fee increases since : Undergraduate Residents 6.34 percent Undergraduate Non-residents10.98 percent Graduate Residents 9.32 percent Graduate Non-residents11.28 percent Non-resident tuition may be at short-term limit to maintain competitiveness. Elasticity of demand. $46 million reduction for unfunded change-in-mix system- wide since ($3.5 million reduction for FAU).

16 16 Florida Atlantic University Tuition Increase Funding Florida Bright Futures Program. Florida Pre-paid Program. Legislative Mandates on Use of Tuition Increases.

17 17 Florida Atlantic University Special Legislative Appropriations Legislative appropriations tied to specific University requested projects. Funding is based upon University’s Legislative Budget Request and may be recurring or non-recurring. Examples: FAU-UMMSM Medical Partnership Program - $2 million recurring St. Lucie Charter Lab School - $500,000 non-recurring

18 18 Florida Atlantic University Special Legislative Appropriations Legislative Budget Request Need-based Financial Aid$4,000,000 Deferred Maintenance$3,500,000 Professional and Workforce Needs$7,000,000 Faculty Salaries and Start-up Expenses$5,500,000 Technology Support$4,000,000 Access to and Production of Degrees$6,500,000 Increased Retention, Reduce Time-to-Degree$2,000,000 Support Services and Infrastructure$6,500,000 Medical Partnership Program$8,000,000 World Class Academic Programs$3,000,000 and Research Capacity Library Collection$1,850,000 Meeting Community Needs$1,250,000 Branch Campus Operating Costs$5,400,000

19 19 Florida Atlantic University Special Legislative Appropriations Key Issues and Concerns Limited Support by BOG and Legislature for Special Issues. Issues of system-wide importance may have a greater chance of success: Financial Aid Critical Needs Technology Support Market Salaries Deferred Maintenance Utilities

20 20 Contracts and Grants Budget

21 21 Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget The Contracts and Grants Budget consists of funding from Federal agencies, State agencies, Foundations, and private sources that enables the University to conduct specific research projects or to provide specific services or deliverables. Expenditures to support grants include: Direct Costs such as salaries, wages, and benefits of research personnel, materials, supplies, travel, equipment, and rental of space that are directly attributed to the research project.

22 22 Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget Indirect Costs such as building and equipment use and depreciation, physical plant and maintenance, hazardous waste disposal, libraries, general administration costs (legal, purchasing, accounting), janitorial services, and utilities.  Indirect costs are not included in the direct costs of a specific research project because they are incurred for common projects or activities of the University.  Indirect costs related to the overall research program of the University must be paid regardless of a specific project and must be applied to all contracts and grants.

23 23 Federal Grant awards generally allow for indirect cost recovery rates, currently 41.5 percent. Many Federal, State, Foundation and Private Grant Awards do not provide for full or partial recovery of indirect costs: State:5 percent limit Foundations:0-25 percent Private:Negotiated Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget

24 Total Expenditures:$45,950, Indirect Costs Recovered:$ 5, Average Indirect Cost Recovered:12.05 percent Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget

25 25 Moneys received for overhead or indirect costs shall be applied to the cost of operating the Division of Sponsored Research. Any surplus moneys shall be used to support other research or sponsored training programs in any area of the university (F.S (5)). 32 percent of indirect costs recovered are returned to the colleges as reinvestment in research. 68 percent of indirect costs recovered are used to support the Division of Sponsored Research, Administration and Environmental Health and Safety. Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget

26 26 Key Issues and Concerns Florida Statutes limit how indirect cost recovery is expended. The majority of the indirect cost recovery is needed to support the administration of the Division of Sponsored Research. Funds returned to the colleges should be directed to strategic priorities. Florida Atlantic University Contracts and Grants Budget

27 27 Auxiliary Enterprises Budget

28 28 Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget The Auxiliary Enterprises Budget consists of University business operations that are self-supporting through user fees, payments and charges. These budgets include: Food Services Postal Services Housing Student Health Center Bookstore Traffic and Parking Printing/Duplicating Student Center Telecommunications College Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Society Ocean Engineering Boat University Theatre College of Science Machine Shop

29 29 “Auxiliary Enterprises” includes activities that directly and indirectly provide a product or service, or both, to a university or its students, faculty, or staff and for which a charge is made. These Auxiliary Enterprises are business activities of a university which require no support from the General Revenue Fund. Florida Statute : Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget

30 30 Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget Expenditures to support Auxiliary Enterprises include: Direct costs such as salaries, wages, and benefits of personnel, materials, supplies, travel, equipment and debt service directly attributed to the enterprise operation. Auxiliary overhead charges to cover the costs of support services such as security, payroll, purchasing, facilities planning, grounds, utilities, personnel services, computing services, and finance and accounting functions.

31 31 Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget Overhead charges are administered by a University Auxiliary Fees and Chargeback Committee. Overhead charges range from 0 percent to 8.26 percent of expenditures depending upon the services provided by the auxiliary and university costs incurred in the administration of the auxiliary.

32 Total Expenditures:$49,904,018 (including Athletics) Overhead Charges:$ 1,711,822 Average Overhead Charged:3.43 percent Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget

33 33 Key Issues and Concerns Increase the overhead rate to include a tax or profit payment to the university to fund strategic priorities. Elasticity of demand and affordability of auxiliary services. Users of auxiliary services could pay a disproportional share of the cost of university-, community-, or state-wide strategic priorities. Florida Atlantic University Auxiliary Enterprises Budget

34 34 Student Government Budget

35 35 Funds from student Activities and Services (A&S) fees to support student government operations and student activities such as clubs and organizations. The Activity and Service fee of $10.00 per credit hour generates approximately $5,700,000 per year. The Student Government Budget consists of: Florida Atlantic University Student Government Budget

36 36 The Student Activity and Services fees shall be expended for lawful purposes to benefit the student body in general. The allocation and expenditure of the fund shall be determined by the Student Government Association of the University, except that the President of the University may veto any line item or portion thereof within the budget when submitted by the Student Government Association legislative body. Florida Statute : Florida Atlantic University Student Government Budget

37 37 Key Issues and Concerns To the extent a specific priority benefits the student body in general, the Student Government Association MAY consider funding the request in order to meet strategic University goals. Any subsequent increase in the Activity and Services fee must be recommended by a committee, at least one-half of whom are students appointed by the student body president. The sum of the Activity and Services fee, health fee, and athletic fee may not exceed 40 percent of the tuition established by law or in the General Appropriations Act. Florida Atlantic University Student Government Budget

38 38 Capital Funding

39 39 Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) – Funded by the Gross Receipts Tax, which is a 2.5 percent levy on the gross receipts of electric, gas and telecommunications. This tax is devoted entirely to the Public Education Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust fund (PECO) and is the major state source of revenue dedicated to repair, renovation and expansion of public schools (K-12), community colleges and state universities. Building and Capital Improvement Trust Fund Fee (CITF) – Funded by student fees that are remitted to appropriate funds for distribution as required for debt service or used to fund student related projects approved by the Florida Legislature. Florida Atlantic University Sources of Capital Funding

40 40 Key Issues and Concerns PECO appropriations to Universities are not growing. SUS Presidents and BOG are currently reviewing proposals to solve Fixed Capital Outlay deficiencies. Expand tax base (internet access). Increase PECO levy. Increase CITF fees. Establish statutory percentage of PECO allocated to SUS. Delegation of DSO bonding to BOT. Expand Fixed Capital flexibility. Florida Atlantic University Sources of Capital Funding

41 41 University sources of funding to support strategic priorities are available but limited. Budget reductions of approximately $30 million over the past 11 years have greatly restricted financial flexibility. All funding and budgetary consideration will involve trade-offs. Direct Support Organizations, such as the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc., may provide additional funding opportunities. Statutory changes in tuition and fees may provide additional flexibility to fund strategic priorities (technology fee). Florida Atlantic University Summary


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