Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

Fringe Benefit Rates and Tuition

For current fee information, go to Student Tuition and Fee Tables and view the program tuition and fee locator for the appropriate term.

FY 2020

As indicated in our rate agreement with DHHS, following are the fringe benefit rates that will be charged to sponsored projects beginning July 1, 2019: Fringe benefits include employer-paid contributions for retirement, health care, life insurance, etc. The cost of these benefits is calculated as a percentage of salary. Since benefits differ for different categories of personnel, there are a number of different fringe benefit rates.

Type of Appointment FY 20
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 24.0%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 15.1%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 31.1%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 31.1%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 15.1%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 9.1%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

Previous Fringe Benefit Rates

FY 2019 The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2018 to June 2019. They were replaced by FY 2020 rates in July 2019.

Type of Appointment FY 19
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 26.8%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 15.7%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 31.6%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 31.6%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 15.7%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 8%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2018 The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2017 to June 2018. They were replaced by FY 2019 rates in July 2018.

Type of Appointment FY 18
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 23.2%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 12.7%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 33.40%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 44.10%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 12.7%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 9.7%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2017 The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2016 to June 2017. They were replaced by FY 2018 rates in July 2017.

Type of Appointment FY 17
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 23%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 12%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 35.40%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 46.10%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 12%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 10.2%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2016 The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2015 to June 2016. They were replaced by FY 2017 rates in July 2016.

Type of Appointment FY 16
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 29.1%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 16.3%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 37.3%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 52.3%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 16.3%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 11.4%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount