Fringe benefits are non-salary expenses, such as contributions to CU BoulderĀ health and retirement plans, which CU Boulder must pay on behalf of employees. We are required to charge fringe benefits for all CU Boulder employees listed on a sponsored project budget. Fringe benefits are charged as a direct cost and calculated as a percentage of the employee salary. The rates we use are based on our Federally-negotiated rate agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services.

The current fringe benefits rates can be viewed on the Campus Controller's website.

Your Proposal Analyst will help you determine the appropriate fringe benefit rate to charge for each of the project personnel on your budget.