Different fringe benefit rates are estimated for different types of employees at the University of Texas at Arlington. The rates are subject to change at the beginning of each fiscal year and cover costs such as health insurance, worker's compensation and retirement contributions. Fringe benefits are direct costs related to the amount of salary that is requested. These are not to be confused with F&A costs (see below). Currently, we estimate fringe benefit rates at 30% for faculty and staff and 10% for graduate students and 8.3% for undergraduate students, part-time and hourly employees. These estimates are used for budgeting purposes, actual fringe benefit expenses will be assessed to the project account as they are incurred.
Whether they're monitoring toxic algal blooms in Korea or testing stormwater in Kennedale, engineers at UTA are confronting issues of water safety and access in a variety of important ways.