Please note that the Indirect Cost Rates are currently 59% for on campus and 26% for off campus. Use of off-campus rate must be approved by Office of Sponsored Programs.

Sponsor Required Information

When Applications Request

CUA Detail

Submitting or Applicant Organization

The Catholic University of America

Address for Official Correspondence

Office of Sponsored Programs
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: (202) 319-5218
Fax: (202) 319-4495

Type of Organization

Institution of Higher Education

Congressional District


District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Authorized University Official for All Proposals and Certifications

Ralph Albano, Vice Provost for Research
(for Federal, State, and Non-Profit)

Financial Contact

Paul Harrison, Director of Grants Accounting

Principal Investigator

Faculty Name

Campus Address

PI Campus Address

Federal Identification Numbers:

Employer ID (Fed. Tax ID)


DUNS Number




UEI (Unique Entity Identifier)


Compliance Numbers:

Human Subjects Federalwide Assurance Number

FWA 00004459

IRB Number


Animal Welfare Assurance Number A4431-01

Cognizant Agency/Contract
Administration Office
(for rate approvals)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mid-Atlantic Field Office
Division of Cost Allocation
Contact: Darryl Mayes, Director
(202) 401-2808

Date of Latest F&A Rate Negotiation Agreement

May 1, 2020 Expires April 30, 2024

59% on campus Indirect Cost Rate

26% off campus Indirect Cost Rate

All rates use Modified Total Direct Cost basis

Fringe Benefit Rates -

The University does not have a federally negotiated fringe benefit rate. The benefit rate used for budgeting for faculty and staff is usually 31%. This is a university wide average rate. However, in cases where an employee's actual fringe costs are higher than the 31% average rate, it is acceptable to budget at the higher, actual rate. This is most likely to happen when the employee has a low salary, and elects a higher cost health care plan. All proposers should consult with the Office of Sponsored Programs on fringe rates early in the budgeting process. For students, the fringe rate for budgeting is 7.65%.

Grants are charged the actual costs of the fringe benefits provided.

DO NOT use the terms overhead and fringe interchangeably. They are actually very different.

Overhead is an indirect cost that is a negotiated rate the university is allowed to charge to recoup the costs for things like heating and cooling the buildings, maintenance, etc.

Fringe benefits are a direct cost for the benefits provided to the individual employees.

The following listed rates are for budgeting purposes. Since overhead is not based on an actual cost, it is charged at the budgeted rate, per federal regulations.

Tuition Remission for External Grants

The following memorandum governs the support of graduate students from research grants beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. This policy will be revisited each academic year.  The purpose of this policy is to encourage and reward research grant activity while being able to account for tuition remission under current budgetary models and constraints.  If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Tuition Remission and External Grants Policy 2020-2021

Preparing Your Budget

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