As a “self-sustaining” non-profit SDSU Auxiliary, Aztec Shops operates without subsidy from the University or the State. Net revenue from operations is contributed back to the University at fiscal year’s end. In addition, Aztec Shops contributed $2 million from 2013 to 2018 in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan, “Building on Excellence”.
In Fiscal Year 2020 (ending June 30, 2020), Aztec Shops directed $4.3 million to the University through rent, cost recoveries, commissions, and overhead. In addition, Aztec Shops contributed $365,000 to Campus in unrestricted allocations ($310,000 to the University; $55,000 to SDSU Associated Students).