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Fringe Benefit Rates

Fringe Benefit Rates

Fringe Benefits Rates are negotiated as a pool along with F&A Rates and must be calculated for all salaries included in the proposal budget.

Rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
(For Proposals with a Start Date of July 1, 2021, or after)
9 Month Employees 
(9-month faculty)
12 Month Employees 
(federal, temporary grant, 12-month faculty & staff and post-docs, administrator)
Undergraduate Students 1.7%
Graduate Students 5.9%
(returning retirees, permanent part-time and temporary employees)

The Fringe Rates can be viewed on the Comptroller's site.

Indirect Cost (F&A) Rates

  • Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A) are included in all grant proposal budgets unless
    • an official F&A waiver has been obtained, or
    • not allowed by the sponsor.
  • F&A is calculated on Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) which excludes Equipment, Rental Costs of Off-Site Facilities, Tuition Remission, and Subcontract costs in excess of $25,000 each.
  • Full F&A rates are applied to MTDC unless the F&A recovery is limited by sponsor policy. If the sponsor limits F&A recovery to a certain percentage, then the sponsor-mandated F&A rate is applied to the Total Direct Costs (TDC).
FY17 FY18 FY19
On-Campus Organized Research 52.50% MTDC 52% MTDC.50 52.50% MTDC
On-Campus Instruction 45% MTDC 45% MTDC 45% MTDC
Other Sponsored Activity 34% MTDC 34% MTDC 34% MTDC
All Off-Campus Projects 26% MTDC 26% MTDC 26% MTDC