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F&A and Fringe Benefits Cost Rates

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Current MUSC Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates
Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019

FY 2016 - 2019 rates will be provisional beginning 7/1/2019 until amended.

 FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016 - FY 2019
 

On-Campus

Off-Campus *

On-Campus

Off-Campus *

On-Campus

Off-Campus *

Organized Research
- Capped
- Uncapped

49.5%
51.5%

26.0%
28.5%

49.5%
51.5%

26.0%
28.5%

49.5%
51.5%

26.0%
28.5%

Other Sponsored Activities34.0%26.0%

34.0%

26.0%

34.0%

26.0%

Instruction40.0%26.0%

40.0%

26.0%

40.0%

26.0%

Non-Federal Clinical Trials

30% TDC

30% TDC

30% TDC

Non-Federal, Non-Clinical Research

49.5% MTDC **

49.5% MTDC **

49.5% MTDC **

* If more than 50% of a project is performed in facilities not owned by the institution or rent is directly allocated to the project, then the Off-Campus Rate is applicable.

** MTDC - Modified Total Direct Costs are costs which exclude equipment, alterations and renovations, student aid, patient care costs, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships,fellowships, and the portion of a sub-grant or sub-contract in excess of $25,000.

The Facilities and Administrative cost rates apply to the following direct costs:  salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, fixed charges, and the first $25,000 of each subcontract.
F&A cost calculations exclude:  equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships, and the portion of subcontracts in excess of $25,000.
Equipment is defined as:  an article of nonexpendable tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year, and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit.


 MUSC Fringe Benefits Rates

As indicated in our rate agreement with DHHS, following are the fringe benefit rates that will be charged to sponsored projects beginning July 1, 2017.  Note these new rates will be required in all proposals submitted on or after August 15, 2017.

Employee Category

Negotiated Rate

Applicable to Employment Types

Staff

36.7%

  • Faculty
  • 9-Month Faculty
  • Unclassified Non-Faculty
  • Classified
  • Research
Post Doctorial Fellows

29.8%

  • Post-Docs
  • Residents
Temp Faculty/Temp non-Faculty29.5%
  • Temporary Faculty
  • Temporary Non-Faculty
Students/Other

8.1%

  • Students
  • Ph.D. Students
  • Research Grant Employees w/ no benefits
 
 
 
 

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