Trust Funds

In addition to the State allocation and student fee sources, several other programs provide sources of revenue "entrusted" to the University for specific purposes. They include the Continuing Education Revenue Fund, Health Fees Fund, and Parking Revenue Funds. These programs generate revenue by assessing special fees to those receiving the program benefits. They are classified as enterprise funds, even though not supported explicitly by State appropriations, and as such are subject to State regulation. They are controlled by financial and program policies of the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the University also has various local Trust Funds that provide various other services to the University. The operating budgets for these self-supporting programs come from these projected revenues.

By law, lottery funds must be used for educational purposes. Lottery revenue is projected and budgeted for distribution to the campuses in the Lottery Education Fund. When lottery revenue is in excess of the amounts budgeted, a one-time distribution can be made to campuses.

The Continuing Education Revenue Fund (CERF) is financed by student tuition and other fees. Courses and programs offered include both credit and non-credit instruction, and are delivered on and off the campus. Credit instruction, particularly those of Special Sessions and Summer Sessions, may often be applied to graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

The Health Fees Fund is the repository for the mandatory Student Health Fee and provides resources for the Student Health Center.

Most of the Parking program revenue comes from parking fees and fines paid by users, including students, faculty, staff and visitors. The campus uses the revenue for campus Parking operations and maintenance, for debt service on bonds, and for Ride-share Program expenses. California State University, Fresno currently has 7,992 parking spaces.