Facilities & Administrative Costs

These costs are also known as overhead or indirect costs. The facilities and administrative (F&A) rate is automatically generated when an expense is charged to a sponsored index. To see the F&A rate charged to your index, refer to the monthly summary statement (FYROR501B). You will see “Indir Cost Rate” on the upper right side.

The rate charged to your index is the lower of either the effective rate at the time of the proposal or the current rate. The university is required to negotiate this rate with the federal government at least every three years. You can review the and the current rates on our Research Facts and Figures Page.