Gov. Newsom’s CSU Budget Plan—The CFA analysis

Over the coming months, CFA members will be talking with lawmakers and policymakers in many venues about the elements of Governor Gavin Newsom’s first state budget plan for California’s public education system—from pre-schools through universities.

CFA members will campaign to guarantee this funding remains in the budget adopted to go into effect on July 1, and will provide input on how the CSU’s money should be used.

To aid the CSU faculty in that work, CFA has developed a web page of analysis of the 2019-20 State Budget, including a Highlights Summary.

Some highlights of the Governor’s plan include:

  • $562 million increase in state funding for the CSU overall, an unprecedented 8% increase
  • Of that CSU increase, $300 million will be ongoing for long-term needs, and $262 million will be one time only for deferred maintenance and urgent student housing and food needs
  • Student enrollment growth of 2%
  • A freeze on CSU student tuition
  • Larger Cal Grants for students with dependent children

See the complete analysis on the CFA web site.