Fringe Benefits

For the purposes of grant applications, fringe benefits are considered a direct cost. They are NOT indirect costs. 

Fringe benefits are estimated according to the salary contract as follows. The actual cost of benefits will be charged to the grant. Please note fringe benefits for faculty, classified and non-classified staff, and extra help working 30+ hour will vary depending on whether they are enrolled in UCA’s insurance and retirement plans. 

  • 31% for faculty, classified and non-classified staff, and extra help working 30+ hours a week: fall and spring
    • Dental Insurance 1%
    • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
    • Health Insurance 8.50%
    • Life Insurance 0.50%
    • Long-Term Disability Insurance 0.20%
    • Misc/Fee Waivers/ Athletic/ Event Admission 0.60%
    • Retirement 12%
    • Sick Leave/Vacation 0.48%
    • Worker’s Compensation/Unemployment 0.27%
  • 20% for faculty, classified and non-classified staff, and extra help working 30+ hours a week: summer
    • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
    • Retirement 12%
    • Worker’s Compensation/Unemployment .27%
  • 8% for extra help <30 hours a week (calendar year) OR graduate students not enrolled in summer courses (summer)
    • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
    • Worker’s Compensation/Unemployment .27%
  • 8% for graduate students not enrolled in summer courses (considered extra help by federal law): summer
    • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
    • Worker’s Compensation/Unemployment .27%
  • .003% for graduate assistants and undergraduate student workers: calendar year
    • Worker’s Compensation/Unemployment .27%

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