2010 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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George Mason University

Item 157

Item 157

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Educational and General Programs (10000)$358,780,728$325,483,153
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2011 $212,618,491FY2012 $179,320,916
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2011 $7,813,573FY2012 $7,813,573
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2011 $1,302,378FY2012 $1,302,378
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2011 $50,533,786FY2012 $50,533,786
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2011 $15,223,118FY2012 $15,223,118
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2011 $39,404,818FY2012 $39,404,818
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2011 $31,884,564FY2012 $31,884,564
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $111,733,347FY2012 $98,330,415
Higher Education OperatingFY2011 $247,047,381FY2012 $227,152,738

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 9.1, Code of Virginia.

A. This Item includes general and nongeneral fund appropriations to support institutional initiatives that help meet statewide goals as described in the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 (Chapters 933 and 945, 2005 Acts of Assembly). 

B. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $289,614 from the general fund and $124,120 from nongeneral funds the first year and $289,614 from the general fund and $124,120 from nongeneral funds the second year is designated for the educational telecommunications project to provide graduate engineering education, subject to a plan approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

C. Out of this appropriation, $459,125 the first year and $459,125 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Institute for Conflict Analysis.

D. As Virginia's public colleges and universities approach full funding of the base adequacy guidelines and as the General Assembly strives to fully fund the general fund share of the base adequacy guidelines, these funds are provided with the intent that, in exercising their authority to set tuition and fees, the Board of Visitors shall take into consideration the impact of escalating college costs for Virginia students and families.  In accordance with the cost-sharing goals set forth in § 4-2.01 b. of this act, the Board of Visitors is encouraged to limit increases on tuition and mandatory educational and general fees for in-state, undergraduate students to the extent possible.

E. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to support the Belmont Bay Science Center.

F.  Out of this appropriation, $19,894,643 the first year from nongeneral funds is provided to support educational and general programs and student financial assistance.  The source of the nongeneral funds is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  This funding is intended to moderate the general fund reductions to the institution, as well as moderate the need for tuition and fee increases and increase student access.  The institution is authorized to spend this funding in either the first year or the first quarter of the second year.  Prior to release of this funding, the institution shall provide a plan to the Governor delineating the respective portion of this funding to be used for educational and general program funding and financial assistance, and the year it will be spent.  In addition, the plan shall include anticipated tuition and fee increases for the first and second year of the biennium.  The amounts appropriated are an estimate, and may be modified by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, depending on final budget reduction actions taken to higher education and public education in the final budget bill enacted for the 2008-2010 biennium.