Fringe Benefit Rates

Fringe benefits are direct costs and must be included in the proposal budget.  These costs are expressed as a rate and vary by employee class.

The University negotiates its fringe rates with the federal government on an annual basis.  There are three separately negotiated rates:  University area, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Below are the negotiated and approved Harvard University Fringe Rates.  As noted above there are three fringe benefits rates at the University.   The Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health rates can be found at the end of the page for each respective year.

*Federal proposals must use the negotiated rate for future years.