Facilities & Administrative Cost Rates

Boston University’s Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost rates are negotiated with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The following rates should be reflected on all future grant and contract proposals for the dates specified:

Facilities & Administrative Costs July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016
Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 63.7% 52.6% 36.3%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Facilities & Administrative Costs July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 64.5% 53.0% 38.0%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Facilities & Administrative Costs July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 65.0% 53.0% 39.0%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%

The above rates will be applied on a modified total direct cost (MTDC) basis. MTDC is defined as total direct costs less the following expenses:

  • Room and/or Board allowance (GL account 517200)
  • Patient services (GL account 516300)
  • Moveable capital equipment costing $5,000 or more (GL accounts 571400 and 571420)
  • Subcontract costs (GL account 517520) exceeding $25,000 on each subcontract
  • Student Aid (GL accounts 520100-524999)
  • External rent(GL account 576100-576120)
  • Alteration and renovation costs

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the rates on proposal budgets, contact Sponsored Programs on the Charles River Campus at 617-353-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu. At the Medical Campus, please call 617-638-4600.