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Guidelines for Indirect Costs


Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates

These are negotiated every three years with the federal government and are based on legitimate costs of utilities, facilities, and administration not charged on a pro rata basis in grants. These rates apply to all federal grants and contracts and are used as a guideline in determining indirect costs for other granting agencies. Unless specifically prohibited by an agency, indirect costs must be included in all proposal budgets.

Facilities and Administration (F&A) Rates through May 31, 2014

On campus: 65% of salaries (not including fringe benefits) of all personnel except students employed during the academic year. Summer salary for students is included.

Off campus: 29.2% of salaries (not including fringe benefits) of all personnel except students employed during the academic year. The off-campus rate should be used for any portion of the project to be conducted off campus for a continuous period greater than one month.