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Business Services Office
Deputy Hall, 2nd Floor
1500 Birchmont Drive NE 
Bemidji, MN  56601-2699

Business Services Hours
School Year - 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer - 7:30am-4:00pm

Cashier Window Hours
School Year - 9:30am-3:00pm
Summer - 10:00am-3:00pm



Grant Accounting

External Funding Request Form "Green Sheet"

BSU's Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate- Summary

The indirect rate is 30.7% of modified total direct costs

Base: "Modified total direct costs, consisting of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel and subgrants and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 of each sub or subcontract, regardless of the period covered by the subgrant or subcontract.  Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, and fellowships as well as the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000."

Individual Fringe Benefit Rate:

All salaries: 7.65% Social Security
Faculty salaries: 6% or 7% basic retirement
Faculty salaries supplemental retirement: 5% (1st $6,000 of fiscal year excluded, then applies to next $45,000)Classified employees: 5% retirement

This would make the rate, not including insurance, 19.65% for faculty and 12.65% for classified.

The employer's (grant's) share of insurance (health + dental) is, per year: $6,304 single or $16,704 family (2013-2014).

Divide the individual's insurance (above) by their base pay rate to determine their insurance percentage.

Add the non-insurance percentage to the insurance percentage to arrive at an individual's fringe benefit rate.

Cost Principles

Addresses allowable & unallowable costs in Section J


In general, in-kind should not be listed merely to "fluff up" the proposal, but only if it is required and is something you or the PI are willing and able to document if funded  
(Section 23 specifically addresses in-kind)