Fringe Benefit Rates
Since the University uses fringe benefit rates for purposes of charging benefits to sponsored projects, it is required by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to submit and negotiate an annual fringe benefit proposal. This process is carried out by the University’s Budget Office and, when finalized, the rates are appended to the University’s F&A Rate Agreement.
FY 2018 Approved Fringe Benefits Rates
The University of Minnesota Office of Budget and Finance has reached an agreement with DHHS on the FY18 fringe benefit rates as follows:
- Academic = 33.5%
- Non-Academic = 27.2%
- Student Professional with GA Health = 15.0%
- Trades = 7.7%
- Student Professional with UPlan Health = 21.4%
The new fringe benefit rates should be used in sponsored proposal budgets for all work that will be conducted on or after July 1, 2017. Principal investigators and their staff are encouraged to use the new rates in their proposals immediately if the project will be conducted in the next fiscal year.
The Electronic Grants Management System (EGMS) support team is working updating EGMS to reflect these new rates, and the Budget Office has posted the fringe rate matrix in the appendices section of their policy page.
Until they are added to the policy site, the FY18 tuition remission rates and the fringe rate matrix can be found on the Budget Office site.