The office of Budget & Financial Planning provides budget, financial planning, and analysis functions for Western Washington University. The office reports directly to the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and works closely with a wide variety of offices at Western to provide budget, financial planning, and analysis functions to the University.

2023 Strategic Budgeting Cycle

The University announced the Call for Proposals for the 2023 Strategic Budgeting Process in the May 18th Budget Forum presentation. The Call for Proposals, process timeline, and proposal supporting materials are available on our WWU Budget page.


What We Do

  • Develop and implement policies governing resource allocation
  • Analyze budgets from the state Governor, House, and Senate
  • Recommend strategies relating to legislative funding requests
  • Assist in planning, producing, and monitoring biennial and annual budgets for the university
  • Provide financial planning and analysis at the institutional level
  • Serve as the primary resource for state executive and legislative offices
  • Monitor compliance with budget policies
  • Work to ensure budget resources are planned, allocated, and expended in support of Western's strategic goals

News & Updates


Outcomes from the 2022 Strategic Budgeting Process were presented during the Budget Forum along with a launch of the 2023 Process. For more information about the Strategic Budgeting Process visit the WWU Budget page.


BFP's analysis of the final, 2022 Supplemental Conference Budget Comparison for fiscal year 2023 is now available.


A comparison of 2022 Supplemental Budget proposals from the Governor, House, and Senate and BFP's analysis of impacts to Western is now available. View the 2022 Supplemental Budget Comparisons.

The university is improving our operating budget development processes to make it simpler and align it better with our strategic plan. For more information about the Strategic Budgeting Process visit the WWU Budget page.


A new Budget Proposal Archive Library has been developed in SharePoint for all members of the WWU community to view past proposal submissions and funding outcomes.