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 2017

As indicated in our rate agreement with DHHS, following are the fringe benefit rates that will be charged to sponsored projects beginning July 1, 2016:

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 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

Previous Fringe Benefit Rates

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

FY 2015
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2014 to June 2015. They were replaced by FY 2016 rates in July 2015.

Type of Appointment FY 15
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 28.6%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 16.9%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 34.9%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 46.8%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 16.9%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 10.8%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2014
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2013 to June 2014. They were replaced by FY 2015 rates in July 2014.

Type of Appointment FY 14
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 29.0%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 16.6%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 35.1%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 46.1%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 16.6%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 12.6%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2013
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2012 to June 2013. They were replaced by FY 2014 rates in July 2013.

Type of Appointment FY 13
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 30.4%
Faculty specials (Off Duty Pay, Faculty Group Practice and overload) 15.0%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 36.10%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 45.30%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 15.0%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 10.0%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2012
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2011 to June 2012. They were replaced by FY 2013 rates in July 2012.

Type of Appointment FY 12
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 28%
Faculty specials (off-duty quarter and overload) 14.6%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 36.7%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 46.5%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 14.6%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 4.4%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2011
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2010 to June 2011. They were replaced by FY 2012 rates in July 2011.

Type of Appointment FY 11
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 24.4%
Faculty specials (off-duty quarter and overload) 15.2%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 32.7%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 42.2%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 15.2%
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 2010
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2009 to June 2010. They were replaced by FY 2011 rates in July 2010.

Type of Appointment FY 10
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 26.5%
Faculty specials (off-duty quarter and overload) 16.2%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 28.5%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 35.3%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 16.2%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 12.2%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2009
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2008 to June 2009. They were replaced by FY 2010 rates in July 2009.

Type of Appointment FY 09
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 28.6%
Faculty specials (off-duty quarter and overload) 16.6%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 36.5%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 43.9%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 16.6%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 6.5%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount

FY 2008
The rates and amounts below were charged to projects from July 2007 to June 2008. They were replaced by FY 09 rates in July 2008.

Type of Appointment FY 08
Faculty (9 and 12 month appointments/direct and release time) 23.5%
Faculty specials (off-duty quarter and overload) 14.0%
A&P staff, including post doctoral researchers (direct and release–no wages) 34.5%
Classified civil service and type 2 wages 33.0%
Specials and type 3 wages – staff, non-enrolled students 14.0%
Pre and post doctoral fellows and trainees, graduate and undergraduate students 5.0%
Undergraduate fellows and trainees 0.0%
Tuition and fees for GAs, trainees and fellows Actual in-state amount