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Fringe Benefit Rates

For FY  2021, Northwestern University will continue to utilize four distinct employee fringe benefit rates.  The table below displays the benefit rates for FY 2021:

Category
Description
FY 2021 Rate
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 27.2%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 25.2%
Statutory Temporary employees, supplemental pay to regular employees 6.7%
The Graduate School (TGS) Student TGS teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants 2.0%
Exempt Non-TGS graduate students, federal work study students, and other student workers 0.0%

The table below displays the benefit rates for FY 2020:

Category
Description
FY 2020 Rate
Non-Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from non-Federal funds 28.6%
Federal Benefits-eligible employees paid from Federally-sponsored funds 26.8%
Statutory Temporary employees, supplemental pay to regular employees 6.6%
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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