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Fringe Benefit Rates

For FY  2019, Northwestern University will continue to utilize four distinct employee fringe benefit rates.  The table below displays the proposed benefit rates for FY 2019. These rates may be used for planning purposes but will not be finalized until later in the Spring quarter. :

Category
Description
PROPOSED 
FY 2019 Rate
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 27.9%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 24.1%
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%

The table below displays the 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%
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