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

Fringe Benefits Agreement

F&A FAQ

Inflation Factor

Fringe and Overhead Schedule

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

 FY21 Research Rate (Provisional)  On-Campus  Off-Campus
     General Administration 7.89% 7.89%
     Student Services 0.00% 0.00%
     Sponsored Program Administration 14.21% 14.21%
     Departmental Administration 8.13% 8.13%
     Departmental Admin Allowance 3.60% 3.60%
 Administrative Total (Uncapped) 33.83% 33.83%
     -Reduction to 26% Cap -7.83% -7.83%
 Administrative Total (Capped) 26.00% 26.00%
     Physical Plant 17.16% 0.00%
     Interest 1.19% 0.00%
     Library 0.66% 0.00%
     Depreciation - Building 10.56% 0.00%
     Depreciation - Equipment 4.37% 0.00%
 Facilities Total 33.94% 0.00%
 Subtotal 59.94% 26.00%
     Carryforward 0.56% 0.00%
 Total 60.50% 26.0%

 

Fringe Benefit Breakdown (FIXED)

ELEMENTS

Salary I           

Grad Asst II        

Wages III           

Student Wages IV      

Post Doc V           

Grad Asst Health Insurance                 N/A 12.62%  N/A N/A N/A
Employee Benefits Office 0.04% 0.03%  0.03% N/A 0.03%
Worker's Compensation 0.23%  0.23%  0.24% 0.23% 0.23%
Group Insurance 18.21%  N/A  N/A  N/A 18.21%
Social Security/Medicare 6.82%  N/A  7.65%  N/A 7.65%
Retirement 10.68%  N/A  N/A N/A N/A
Sabbatical Leave 0.67%  N/A  N/A N/A N/A
Staff Members Grant-in-Aid  0.32%  N/A  N/A N/A N/A
  36.97% 12.88% 7.92% 0.23% 26.12%
(Over) Under-recovery prior years -2.09% - 0.53% 0.02% 0.08% -2.24%
           
FY20-21 Fixed Rates  34.88% 12.35% 7.94% 0.31% 23.88%

 

Bases:

 (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)

(V) Post Doctoral Scholars