UW Information Technology


UW-IT manages an annual budget of approximately $107 million to provide support to the University community through the service areas listed below. Almost 50 percent ($51,467,735) of UW-IT’s FY 2015 budget is dedicated to providing a basic bundle of critical IT services to all UW students, faculty and staff.

These basic services are supported by $32,279,747 in UW central funds and $19,187,988 from the Technology Recharge Fee (TRF). This fee was established in FY 2011 to provide a sustainable, long-term funding model for IT. It replaced an outdated recharge model based on phone lines, which did not fully cover the cost of services. The TRF is a per-capita rate paid by all UW academic and administrative units and UW Medical Centers. UW-IT is committed to using our resources efficiently and effectively to meet the present and future needs of the UW community, and to providing transparency and accountability in our use of resources.

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Annual Budget by Service Costs
Funding by Source

FY 2015: UW-IT Annual Budget by Service Costs

Service Area Cost
Administrative Systems 29,592,729
Data Networks 20,494,478
Telecommunication Services 8,495,605
Managed Servers and Workstations 7,489,534
Classroom Technology & Events 5,109,873
Email, Calendaring and Collaboration Tools 4,487,163
Information Security and Privacy 4,393,112
Teaching and Learning Tools 4,249,081
Regional Networks 4,166,893
Data Center and Facilities 3,893,884
Campus Software Licensing 3,712,107
Identity and Access Management 3,002,013
Digital Media Assets and Distribution 1,631,636
Backups and Mass Storage 1,543,539
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity 1,202,813
Student Technology Fee–Funded Initiatives 1,094,061
Office of the VP and CIO 641,759
Accessible Technologies 631,197
Technology Spaces and Labs 596,083
Cable Television 488,051
IT Consulting 337,372
UW Support for KEXP 194,907
Total $107,447,890

FY 2015: UW-IT Funding by Source

Funding Source Cost Percent
State Appropriations, Tuition and Indirect Cost Recovery 51,618,232 48%
Self-Sustaining Services 22,393,947 21%
Technology Recharge Fee 19,187,988 18%
Temporary Allocations and Carryover Funds 13,153,662 12%
Student Technology Fee 1,094,061 1%
Total Funding $107,447,890 100%