Fringe Benefit (FB) rates for FY2018

The University has finalized fringe benefit rates for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). Please begin to use the FY2018 rates in proposal budgets for budget periods starting July 1, 2017.

AURA-Grants is in the process of being updated so that any new Funding Proposals with a start date of July 1, 2017 – or after – will automatically default to the new fringe rates. You may also update these rates manually in the Personal Costs section of the budget grids. If you need assistance, please email


FY 2018
Finalized Rates

Benefits Eligible - Federal Rate


Benefits Eligible - Non-Federal / University Rate


Benefit Ineligible Rate


Additional information?

If you have questions regarding the new finalized rates, please email

Michael Ludwig
Associate Vice President for Research Administration & Director, URA
The University of Chicago