Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB)

The University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning and policy formation. For information about the Capital Budget, please see the Office of the University Architect webpage.

ABB Phase II Report

Following a comment period for campus stakeholders to review a draft report, the Activity Based Budgeting (ABB) Phase II Committee released a final report with recommendations for improving the ABB model.  

The report was sent to the Provost in July, and any changes to the ABB model will be announced in the fall and take effect in FY18.

Click here for more information on ABB and the Phase II Committee. 

Peer Finance Dashboards


OPB's new peer finance dashboards use data publicly available through IPEDS to allow users to compare the UW to peer institutions on a range of finance measures, including revenue by source, expenditure by type, and endowment value. 

1st Year Cost of Attendance

The 2016-17 estimated annual cost of attendance for 1st year UW undergraduates shows estimated expenses by campus for:

  • Tuition

  • Student fees

  • Room & board

  • Books, personal, & transportation

Note: after accounting for grant and scholarship aid, students often pay far less than the amounts shown.

2016 Session Summaries

Check out OPB's summaries of the 2016 legislative session:

  • Bill Summary: a list of the bills OPB tracked that passed into law (54 of ~600 bills tracked).

  • Fiscal Note Summary: a list of the fiscal notes that OPB completed on behalf of the UW. 

  • Supplemental Budget Brief:  an analysis of the supplemental operating and capital budgets passed during session.

UW Fast Facts 2016

The 2016 edition of UW Fast Facts is now available.  You can find it on the OPB website, under the UW Data tab and in the Quicklinks bar on the left, or you can access it directly at UW Fast Facts.