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Fringe Benefit Rates


The University does not have a federally negotiated fringe benefit rate. Fringe benefits are specifically identified to each employee and are charged individually as direct costs. These costs include payroll taxes, health insurance, retirement and life insurance.


Full Time Faculty & Staff: Budget 33% of salaries and wages. Include above excerpt from UMBC’s negotiated indirect cost rate agreement in the budget justification and note that only actual fringe benefits will be charged to the project.


Graduate Students: No fringe benefits while enrolled full-time during the academic year or half-time time during summer session. Budget 8% all other times.


*Please Note*
Effective January 1, 2015, any employee (including students, contractual staff, and adjunct faculty) working over 30 hours/week or teaching over 75% of a full-time course-load will be eligible for health benefits. Budget fringe benefits for these individuals at the full-time rate listed above.


For more information regarding Fringe Benefits, please visit the UMBC Human Resources website