Student Centered Funding Formula Resources

The SCFF Calculator has been produced to the best of our ability based on the information that is currently available to our development working group, FCMAT and our colleagues in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO).

While the state transitions to the Student Centered Funding Formula, it is likely that there will be additional changes in policy and in the fiscal application of the law that will affect the function of the Calculator. This, in turn, will impact budget development and fiscal projections at community college districts. As those changes become available, FCMAT will revise the Calculator and provide the field with updates using this webpage.

The SCFF Calculator, Online Help Desk, and other related links are accessible below. The Online Help link provides access to FCMAT’s free online help desk, created to assist in providing committed support to users related to questions pertaining to the use of the Student Centered Funding Formula Calculator.

Thank you to Cambridge West Partnership, LLC. (CW/P), the California Department of Finance, and the administration and staff of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for their support and work in the development of the SCFF Calculator.

The SCFF Calculator has been optimized for use with Microsoft Excel versions 2016 and later.

Version 20.0 of the SCFF calculator is now available for download.

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January 10, 2019 (required for all districts)

  • New Baccalaureate Degree entry fields on the ‘Supp. & Success Data Input’ worksheet
  • Editable and new fields on the ‘Assumptions’ tab to create alternative scenarios for the 2019-20 Governor’s Budget Proposal (see Instructions tab for more information)
  • For districts with FTES restoration/growth in 2015-16 through 2017-18, the 3-year FTES smoothing formula has been updated to include the additional FTES.
  • Estimated assumptions:
    19-20 20-21 21-22
    Statutory COLA 3.46% 2.86% 2.92%
Student Centered Funding Formula (SCFF) Calculator

SCFF Calculator

Additional Resources
Chancellor’s Office Links:
Prior Version History

January 10, 2019

  • Updated prefilled assumptions (Governor’s Proposal):
    19-20 20-21 21-22
    Statutory COLA 3.46% 2.86% 2.92%
  • Please note that proposed changes to the SCFF formula included in the 2019 Governor’s Proposal have not been integrated in the Calculator. These changes will cause your results to be overstated.

    We are currently working on an updated calculator and will make it available on this page when complete.

January 9, 2019 (required)

  • Corrects the projected calculation of the ‘Other FTES’ growth for fiscal years 2019-20 through 2021-22.