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Fringe Benefit Rates

For FY 2022, Northwestern University will continue to utilize four distinct employee fringe benefit rates.  The table below displays the proposed benefit rates for FY 2022:

Benefit rates for FY 2022
Category
Description
FY 2022* 
(approved)
FY 2023 
(proposed)
FY 2024 
(forecast)
FY 2025
(forecast)
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 26.5% 27.9% 27.4% 28.0%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 24.5% 26.1% 25.7% 26.1%
Statutory Temporary employees, supplemental pay to regular employees 6.3% 6.1% 6.3% 6.4%
The Graduate School (TGS) Student TGS teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
Exempt Non-TGS graduate students, federal work study students, and other student workers 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

*FY 2022 rates are temporarily low due to prior year’s retirement pause.