Cost Studies Links

This page contains links to both Federal policies and Northwestern University policies applicable to the Office of Cost Studies.

Federal Policies

Description Link
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Uniform Guidance
OMB Circular A-21 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions) OMB Circular A-21
OMB Circular A-110 (Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations) OMB Circular A-110
OMB Circular A-133 (Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations) OMB Circular A-133

Northwestern University Policies

Description Link
Charging sponsored projects Charging Sponsored Projects
Cost share from/to sponsored projects Cost Sharing for Sponsored Programs
Cost transfers to Sponsored Projects Cost Transfers to Sponsored Programs
Effort Reporting related
policies and procedures
Effort Reporting Policies:
- Key Effort Reporting Policies
Reporting Calendar:
- Effort Reporting Periods
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Effort Roles and Responsibilities
Purchase of personal computers and
electronic devices on sponsored projects

See Uniform Guidance Appendix III to Part 200Indirect (F&A) Costs Identification and Assignment, and Rate Determination for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)

With the implementation of Uniform Guidance, the current policy is under review.

Uniform Guidance Implementation Uniform Guidance Implementation


Introduction to Effort Reporting Online Mini Course

Introduction to Salary Cost Transfers Online Mini Course