The University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) was established by the campus president to serve as the main advisory group on budgetary matters for the University's General Operating Fund.
The California State University begins its fiscal year on July 1st and end June 30th of the following year. Planning for the next fiscal year usually starts in the fall semester of the current fiscal year. In early spring, the committee has formulated the most likely scenario(s), and a budget call request is sent to campus divisions. By the end of spring, UBAC has finished reviewing budget call responses and forwards its recommendations to the president for review.