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FY19 Budget Recommendation


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Presented at the December 12, 2017 Board of Higher Education Meeting at MassBay Community College

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FY19 Budget Recommendation

  1. 1. Board of Higher Education — December 12, 2017
  2. 2. 2 FY19 Budget Timeline December 12, 2017 BHE approves FY19 Budget Request Three weeks after General Court convenes in January Governor releases “House 2” FY19 Budget Recommendation Mid-April 2018 House Ways and Means releases FY19 Budget Recommendation Mid-May 2018 Senate Ways and Means Releases FY19 Budget Recommendation June 2018 Conference Committee reconciles FY19 Budget July 1, 2018 FY2019 Fiscal Year Begins FY19 Budget Recommendation
  3. 3. 3  Align FY19 funding with sharpened focus to improve student success:  College Access & Affordability  College Completion  Elimination of Achievement & Opportunity Gaps  New funding from Casino Gaming legislation (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011)  25% tax on gross gaming receipts  14% of gaming tax earmarked for public education  35% of the public education earmark is further earmarked for public higher education FY19 Budget Recommendation Strategic Investments
  4. 4. 4  Massachusetts State Scholarship FY19: $102.8M + $7.2M  Includes additional funding for need-based financial aid to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts and are pursuing a program of higher education at a public or private institution. Includes expansion of financial aid for students attending Massachusetts public institutions, and expansion of the Commonwealth Commitment program.  Foster Care Adoption Fee Waiver FY19: $5.5M + $945K  Increased funding to meet projected need  Foster Care Grant Program FY19: $1.3M + $224K  Increased funding to meet projected need  High Demand Scholarships FY19: $1.0M + $500K  Doubles financial aid for students pursuing degrees in disciplines that address high demand workforce needs FY19 Budget Recommendation Key Investments: Financial Aid
  5. 5. 5  Performance Incentive Fund FY19: $3.75M +$1.2M  PIF funding continues to support competitive grants to campuses to make progress on the goals articulated by the BHE. This is a competitive grant program that rewards innovative thinking and evidence-based practices at the campus level.  The Commonwealth Commitment supports campus efforts to improve transfer advising and expand support services to students; with financial aid and incentives, promotes the goal of attending and completing college on time.  100 Males to College supports the college-going aspirations of low-income males, and males of color in Gateway cities.  Competency-based pathways supports campus efforts to adapt academic programming to students’ mastery of key learning objectives and supports their advancement toward degree completion.  Co-requisite remediation at-scale builds upon successful models that feature concurrent developmental and credit-bearing coursework, supporting greater student retention and persistence.  New approaches to affordability includes the use of open educational resources, online course offerings, CBE, and accelerated degree completion. FY19 Budget Recommendation Key Investments: Performance Incentive Fund
  6. 6. 6  Foster Care Financial Aid FY19: $1.3M +$224K  The Foster Care Financial Aid program provides up to 100% tuition and fee assistance to identified students in foster care programs overseen by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Increase in funding meets projected demand.  Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver FY19: $5.5M +$945K  The Foster Care and Adopted Fee Aid Waiver provides up to 100% tuition and fee assistance to students under the age of 24 who were previously in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and had been adopted by a Massachusetts state employee or resident. Increase in funding meets projected demand.  College Health and Welfare Fund FY19: $6.5M +$1.2M  Increase to support projected dental benefits for campus employees as stipulated in the respective collective bargaining agreements. FY19 Budget Recommendation FY19 Increases to Meet Mandatory Obligations
  7. 7. 7  DHE Administrative Account FY19: $3.26M -$713K  Includes $1M for student internships; omits $1.1M for TRAIN grants  Includes Campus Safety and Violence Prevention [$150K] ▪ Supports additional funding for the implementation of pending legislation to codify the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention (CSVP) recommendations.  Includes SARA Implementation [$180K] ▪ Supports the first year costs of joining the state reciprocity agreement.  Maintenance funding for DHE operations [$96K] ▪ Funding to support the payroll obligations for current staff.  Bridges to College FY19: $250K -$127K  Continuation of legislative initiative to assist low-income adult learners via competitive grants to agencies in the Commonwealth; omits gangs to college earmark. FY19 Budget Recommendation DHE Administration & Academic Support
  8. 8. 8  Nursing & Allied Health Initiative FY19: $0  Discontinues funding for a program that supports the development and replication of pathways for Registered Nurses to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  STEM Pipeline Fund FY19: $1.5M  Supports initiatives of Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.  STEM Starter Academy FY19: $4.75M  Increases recruiting, retention, and graduation rates for STEM programs at all of the Commonwealth’s community colleges. FY18 will mark the fifth year of the initiative.  Community College Workforce Grants FY19: $750K  Supports workforce development initiatives at community colleges. FY19 Budget Recommendation Workforce Development
  9. 9. 9  New England Board of Higher Education FY19: $367K -$184K  The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is a consortium of New England higher education executive offices that primarily administers the Regional Student Program (RSP) tuition break for the five New England states.  Tufts Veterinary School FY19: $3M -$2M  Tufts provides reduced tuition for approximately 150 Massachusetts students annually and undertakes bioterrorism research for the Commonwealth. The DHE is requesting a $2M decrease consistent with prior year recommendations. FY19 Budget Recommendation Miscellaneous
  10. 10. 10  Increase of $1.2M for the Performance Incentive Fund  Increase of $7.1M for the Massachusetts Scholarship line-item  Decrease of $730K for the DHE Administrative line-item  Increase of $1.2M for College Health and Welfare  Increase of $945K for Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver  Increase of $224K for Foster Care Financial Aid  Increase of $500K for High Demand Scholarships  Decrease of $2M for Tufts Veterinary School  Decrease of $194K for Nursing and Allied Health  Total Request of $8.2M over FY18; $2.6M increase in General Fund supported costs – a net increase of 2.0% over FY18 FY19 Budget Recommendation Recommendation Summary: DHE
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  12. 12. Community Colleges and State Universities FY19 Budget Recommendation 12
  13. 13. 13 Unit FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 AFSCME 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.5% 3.5% TBD MSCA 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% TBD APA 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% TBD MCCC 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 2.0% 2.5% 2.5% APA contract expired on December 30, 2016 AFSCME and MSCA contracts expired on June 30, 2017 MCCC contract expires on June 30, 2018 FY19 Budget Recommendation Annual Increases of Current Contracts Yellow box denotes year one of a three year contract
  14. 14. Questions or Comments? FY19 Budget Recommendation 14