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Fringe Benefit Rates

For FY  2018, Northwestern University will continue to utilize four distinct employee fringe benefit rates.  The table below displays the finalized benefit rates for FY 2018:

Category
Description
FY 2018 Rate
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 27.4%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 25.7%
Statutory Temporary employees, supplemental pay to regular employees 6.6%
The Graduate School (TGS) Student TGS teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants 2.8%
Exempt Non-TGS graduate students, federal work study students, and other student workers 0.0%

The table below displays the benefit rates for FY 2017:

Category
Description
FY 2017 Rate
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 27.2%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 23.6%
Statutory Temporary employees, supplemental pay to regular employees 6.4%
The Graduate School (TGS) Student TGS teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants 2.6%
Exempt Non-TGS graduate students, federal work study students, and other student workers 0.0%
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