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Division of Finance


Indirect Cost Rates, Fringe Rate, Tuition Policy

CURRENT RATES - 2019 - 2020

F&A Rate - On Campus Research: 62.00%

F&A Rate - Off Campus Research: 26.00%

F&A Rate - On Campus Training: 32.00%

F&A Rate - Off Campus Training: 26.00%

Fringe/Employee Benefit Rate: 28.16%

Copy of Executed Fringe Rate Agreement

Copy of Executed F&A Rate Agreement

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 - 2020

Tuition: $54,000

GRA Stipend: $31,334

(AY - $23,500 SUM - $7,834)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 2019

Tuition: $52,550

GRA Stipend: $30,667

(AY - $23,000 SUM - $7,667)

Graduate Tuition Policy

Indirect Cost rates are based on a percentage of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC).

MTDC, as defined in OMB UG §200.68, means all direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and subawards and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 of each subaward or subcontract (regardless of the period of performance of the subawards and subcontracts under the award). MTDC excludes equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, rental costs, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs and the portion of each subaward and subcontract in excess of $25,000. Other items may only be excluded when necessary to avoid a serious inequity in the distribution of indirect costs, and with the approval of the cognizant agency for indirect costs.

Research Administration & Finance utilizes the following escalation factors when preparing budgets:

Direct Costs: