Fringe Benefits and F&A Costs

Fringe Benefits and F&A Costs must be included on every budget. They are actual costs that need to be recovered. Every salary must have a corresponding fringe rate. Please see RA30 and the F&A FAQ for examples of situations when full F&A is not required. In all other cases, full F&A must be budgeted.

Rate Summary Page

F&A Rate Agreement

Internal ARL Rates

Fringe Benefits Agreement


Inflation Factor

Fringe and Overhead Schedule

F&A Rate by Overhead Code

F&A Rate Breakdown

F&A Costs Quick Guide

Previous Rate Agreements


Gifts, Grants and Contracts (The Funding Matrix) (RA04)

F&A Rates for Foundations (maintained by the University of Wisconsin)

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs (RA30)


F&A Rate Breakdown

 FY17 Research Rate (Provisional)  On-Campus  Off-Campus
     General Administration  8.3%  8.3%
     Sponsored Program Administration  10.2%  10.2%
     Departmental Administration  12.0%  12.0%
     Departmental Admin Allowance  3.6%  3.6%
 Administrative Total  34.1%  34.1%
     -Reduction to 26% Cap  -8.1%  -8.1%
 Administrative Total (capped)  26.0%  26.0%
     Physical Plant  15.3%  0.0%
     Interest  1.2%  0.0%
     Library  1.0%  0.0%
     Depreciation - Building  8.5%  0.0%
     Depreciation - Equipment  4.3%  0.0%
 Facilities Total  30.3%  0.0%
     Carryforward  2.0%  0.0%
 Total  58.3%  26.0%


Fringe Benefit Breakdown


Salary I           

Grad Asst II        

Wages III           

Student Wages IV    

Post Doc V           

Grad Asst Health Insurance                 N/A  14.9%  N/A  N/A  N/A
Employee Benefits Office  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  N/A  0.0%
Worker's Compensation  0.3%  0.3%  0.3%  0.3%  0.3%
Group Insurance  18.3%  N/A  N/A  N/A  18.3%
Social Security/Medicare  6.8%  N/A  7.7%  N/A  7.7%
Retirement  14.8%  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Sabbatical Leave  0.9%  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Faculty Graduate Study  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Staff Dependents Grant-in-Aid  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Staff Members Grant-in-Aid  0.3%  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
   41.4%  15.2%  8.0%  0.3%  26.3%
(Over) Under-recovery prior years  0.2%  0.2%  -0.1%  -0.2% 0.0%
2017-2018 Rates  41.6%  15.4%  7.9%  0.1%  26.3%



 (I)    All salaries excluding Graduate Assistants, Fixed Term II, and Visiting Faculty appointments not receiving fully benefits.

(II)   Graduate Assistant Stipends

(III)  Wages and those salaries not receiving full benefits.

(IV)  Student Wages

(V) Post Doctoral Scholars