Post Award

On/Off Campus Indirect Cost Rates

All University-owned buildings are considered on-campus. UTHealth's negotiated F&A cost rate agreement with DHHS defines off-campus as follows:

"For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s), the off-campus rate will apply. Actual costs will be apportioned between on-campus and off-campus components. Each portion will bear the appropriate rate."

If the project is taking place in a building not owned by the University and no rent is charged directly to the project, the on-campus rate applies.

The off-campus F&A rate is only applicable if the project meets all of the following conditions:

  • The project is taking place in a building not owned by the University.
  • A lease agreement is in place for the building/space where the project is taking place.
  • A portion of that lease is direct charged to the project.

This table shows the appropriate rate to be used for several locations used by the University.

Building NameOn/Off Campus
Brownsville Regional Campus, SPH On
Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR) On
Dallas Regional Campus, SPH Off
Dental Branch Building On
Denton A. Cooley Building Off
El Paso Regional Campus, SPH Off
Harris County Psychiatric Center On
Houston Main Building On
Houston Medical Center Off
John Freeman Building On
Medical School Building On
Memorial Medical Center at Corpus Christi Off
One Technology Center Off
Operations Center Building On
Reul A. Stallones Building On
Speech & Hearing Institute On
UT Mental Science Institute (TRIMS) On

UT Professional Building

(Formerly the Hermann Professional Building)

On

UT System Building

Off
University Center Tower On
WIC at Aldine (Aldine Westfield Shopping Center) Off
WIC at BNC South Loop Building Off
WIC at Hobby (Gulf Freeway Building) Off

WIC at Kempwood Plaza

Off

WIC at Hermann Professional Building

Off

WIC at North Channel (Northshore East Shopping Center)

Off

WIC at Power Center (S. Post Oak)

Off

WIC at Spring Branch (Spring Branch Human Resources Partnership)

Off

WIC at University (Hillcroft Building)

Off

Federal On Campus Indirect Cost Rate (MTDC)* (09/01/14-08/31/18)

54%

Private Agency

IDC Rate 30% on Total Direct Cost (HOOP 69)

Off Campus** Indirect Cost Rate (MTDC)*

(09/01/14-08/31/18)

26%

*Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) – Modifications included equipment of $5,000 or more per unit cost, patient care, tuition and fees, alterations, renovations, rent and utilities, and amounts over $25,000 for each subcontract.

**Off Campus - For all activities performed in facilities not owned by UTHealth and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s), the off campus rate will apply. If rent is not applied to the project(s), the on campus rate shall apply. There will not be more than one F&A rate charged to a project.  If more than 50% of a project is performed off campus, only the off campus rate will apply. 

Special Note: Instructional - 40%