As a state-supported institution, Western Nevada College receives much of its financial support from a two-year (a biennium) state legislative appropriation. The sources of funds for the colleges primary appropriation are the states general fund, special projects funds, student registration fees, non-resident tuition, miscellaneous fees, and operating cash investment income.

The primary appropriation provides funding for the basic functions of the college including the costs associated with instruction, academic support (library and computing), student services, institutional support (president, finance, personnel, information, institutional research, development, campus security, environmental, health and safety), physical plant, and scholarships. The State budget operating document published by NSHE chancellors office can be found at the WNC library.  

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Budget Office
Bristlecone Building, Room 168
2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703


The Budget office aspires to promote fiscal responsibility within the college through the development of strategic resource allocation and planning.


The mission of the Budget Office at Western Nevada College is to actively support teaching, service and outreach by producing and communicating financial information and managing the financial resources available to the College as efficiently and effectively as possible in support of the Colleges mission.


Ensure that budgetary decisions are equitable, implemented properly and consistently

Ensuring communication is clear, useful, and timely to constituents so decisions are made for the best possible resource allocation

Ensuring financial integrity by providing oversight for all division operational budgets focusing on a continued transparent process

State Funded Approved Budgets by Year

State Budget to Actual Reports:

Biennial Budget Requests by Year

A self-supporting account has its own revenue source to support the account program. Each account must maintain a positive cash balance and any funds remaining at year end will roll forward to the next year.

Self-Supporting Approved Budgets by Year

Self-Supporting Budget to Actual Report:

The state operating budget appropriations funds the normal academic year costs of state supported classes. This includes most of the administrative operating costs over the fiscal year for the fall and spring semesters. The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.

Summer school is separately budgeted and completely self-supporting. Summer school is based on a calendar year from January 1 through December 31. Summer school budgets are developed by the dean of Instruction; signed by the VP of Academic and Student Affairs and submitted for approval to the Board of Regents.

Summer School/Mid Year Approved Budgets by Year: