Funding Structure

Funding for the Graduate Center budget is supported through both a public tax-levy budget and private sources.

The largest portion of the GC's funding comes from funds granted by New York State and allocated by CUNY Central. These funds are referred to as Tax-Levy funds and are used primarily for PS (personnel services) expenses.

Additional public funding comes in the form of Capital Project funds, which are long-term investments typically made by government entities to improve or maintain capital assets like buildings

Private sources of GC funding support include:

Funds falling under these categories are managed by the GC's Related Entities, which are internal tax-exempt organizations established for charitable and educational purposes. These funds are generally restricted for specific use, and as such are not included in the annual budget planning for the GC.

Learn more about funding sources and expense types in the Glossary.

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