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GAIR Historical Rates

The creation of a general administrative recharge (GAR) was first authorized in May 1977 in a policy issued by the Office of the President in order to recover administrative costs associated with auxiliary activity.   The idea behind this recharge is that "the General Assembly appropriates the funds to finance the administrative and common services which relate to the programs of instruction, public service, and research only to the extent that they are relevant to the programs appropriated."

Even though the General Assembly does not directly appropriate our funding in the same manner as 1977, there is recognition that some administrative costs do relate to auxiliary and other self-funded operations. The GAR recharge rate was created to recover those costs.  Responsibility for calculating the rate was delegated to each campus.  The GAR methodology has been basically the same since its inception, and the methodology has been officially reviewed on several occasions.

GIR was created at the campus level in January 1994 in order to recover infrastructure costs (including grounds, streets, sidewalks, and lighting) that were previously paid solely by the General Fund, supported by the same rationale which underlies GAR.

Both rates are calculated in accordance with generally accepted cost accounting standards.  Each year, the rates are calculated and reviewed by staff from Accounting and Business Support (ABS) and Planning, Budget and Analysis (PBA), and final approval is issued by the Senior Vice Chancellor.

Fiscal Year GAR GIR GAIR
2016 5.75% 0.69% 6.44%
2015 6.01% 0.57% 6.58%
2014 5.54% 0.55% 6.09%
2013 5.15% 0.39% 5.54%
2012 5.13% 0.37% 5.50%
2011 5.54% 0.42% 5.96%
2010 5.42% 0.43% 5.85%
2009 5.46% 0.44% 5.90%
2008 5.38% 0.55% 5.93%
2007 5.17% 0.33% 5.50%
2006 4.95% 0.33% 5.28%
2005 4.98% 0.32% 5.30%
2004 5.31% 0.33% 5.64%
2003 4.68% 0.33% 5.01%
2002 4.69% 0.34% 5.03%
2001 4.68% 0.35% 5.03%
2000 4.67% 0.27% 4.94%
1999 4.66% 0.24% 4.90%
1998 5.03% 0.25% 5.28%
1997 4.99% 0.32% 5.31%
1996 4.76% 0.23%  
1995 4.48% 0.38%  
1994 4.81%    
1993 5.07%    
1992 5.01%    
1991 4.93%    
1990 4.90%    
1989 4.48%    
1988 4.61%    
1987 4.60%    
1986 4.86%    
1985 4.81%    
1984 4.81%    
1983 4.88%    
1982 4.50%    
1981 4.50%    
1980 4.50%    
1979 4.50%    
1978 4.30%    

Last revision 12/04/14


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