The 2012 Executive Budget Document
George Mason University [ http://www.gmu.edu/ ]Mission Statement
George Mason University is pursuing four complementary paths: creation of a strong and vital undergraduate program to ensure the full development of its students; anticipation of the needs of the future through an emphasis on high technology; exposition of the public policy implications of new societal directions; and promotion of the cultural life of its students and the region through an emphasis on the performing arts and humanities. The university views research as an integral part of the educational enterprise, involving both students and the faculty.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 143,243,610||$ 490,144,375||$ 337,057,713|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 129,283,113||$ 518,844,375||$ 343,689,897|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 126,973,733||$ 620,960,459||$ 353,074,732|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 122,654,399||$ 615,386,823||$ 357,224,977|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 122,654,399||$ 615,386,823||$ 359,166,401|
|2013 Addenda||$ 6,900,703||$ 56,597,088||$ 3,985,314|
|2013 Total||$ 129,555,102||$ 671,983,911||$ 363,151,715|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 122,654,399||$ 615,386,823||$ 359,166,401|
|2014 Addenda||$ 6,910,479||$ 73,788,575||$ 4,605,008|
|2014 Total||$ 129,564,878||$ 689,175,398||$ 363,771,409|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||1,082.14||2,659.57||3,741.71|
|2014 Base Budget||1,082.14||2,659.57||3,741.71|
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 0||$ 0||$ 71,806,000|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Fund higher education institutions to achieve the goals of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011Provides funding to higher education institutions in support of achieving the goals of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011 (Top Jobs Act). The Top Jobs Act strives to incentivize higher education institutions to educate and graduate more Virginians, while encouraging more graduates in the sciences, technology, engineering, math and health care fields, as well as supporting underrepresented students to graduate from higher education institutions. The goal is to achieve 100,000 degrees over the next 15 years in order to keep Virginia economically competitive, both nationally and internationally. This funding is also intended to slow the rising costs of tuition and fees in order to keep higher education more affordable.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 5,914,857 $ 5,914,857
Distribute Central Appropriation amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the costs of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 877,485 $ 877,485 Nongeneral Fund $ 935,670 $ 935,670
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional tuition and fee revenueAdjust the nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional tuition and fee revenue and other nongeneral fund revenues.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 21,502,300 $ 21,502,300
Adjust funding to reflect changes in information technology and telecommunication chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of information technology and telecommunication charges based on changes in utilization, services, and rate changes approved by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on July 1, 2010, and September 1, 2011.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 57 $ 57
Increase appropriation for grants and contractsProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation authority for sponsored programs to reflect increased grant and contract activity.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 12,600,000 $ 26,100,000
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional tuition and fee revenue for financial aidAdjusts the nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect additional tuition and fee revenue to support financial aid.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,189,000 $ 1,189,000
Fund changes in state employee workers' compensation premiumsAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of state employee workers' compensation premiums based on the allocation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 program costs provided by the Department of Human Resource Management. The allocation is based on the historical experience of the agency and reflects the current policy of providing agencies with 50 percent of any increased costs and allowing agencies to retain 50 percent of any reduced costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 108,304 $ 118,080
Increase appropriation for financial aidProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation authority for financial aid to reflect increased funding for undergraduate and graduate aid awards.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000
Increase appropriation for tuition and fee increaseProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation authority to reflect increased tuition and fee revenue from enrollment growth.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 5,034,468 $ 5,034,468
Increase appropriation for auxiliary enterprise programsProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation authority for auxiliary enterprise programs to reflect increased revenue from student and user fees.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 13,835,650 $ 17,527,137 Authorized Positions $ 20 $ 30
Recommended Capital Budget Addenda
Authorize capital lease renewal for Truland BuildingAuthorizes George Mason University to renew a capital lease for another five years to meet programming needs for the academic departments and research centers located in the Truland Building.
Construct Fairfax student housingProvides for the construction of a new 600-bed residence hall on the Fairfax campus. This is the first phase of two housing projects and will increase the number of beds on campus by 600 beds. The project will consist of housing unit types to be determined by a future marketing study, as well as program and retail space in support of the housing. The construction of these housing units will help meet the increased demand for additional on-campus housing. The project will be financed through the issuance of 9(c) revenue bonds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds 41071000 0
Construct economics buildingProvides for the construction of a new 70,000 square foot building to be used by the Economics Department. The building site will require the demolition of the 47 year old East Building, one of the original George Mason University academic and instruction buildings. Construction of new classroom space will help to alleviate the shortage of instructional space on the Fairfax campus. The project will be funded from 9(d) bonds to be supported by a private gift.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Bond Proceeds 30735000 0