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)


UT System Building

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


WIC at Hermann Professional Building


WIC at North Channel (Northshore East Shopping Center)


WIC at Power Center (S. Post Oak)


WIC at Spring Branch (Spring Branch Human Resources Partnership)


WIC at University (Hillcroft Building)


Federal On Campus Indirect Cost Rate (MTDC)


Non-Federal On Campus Indirect Cost Rate (MTDC)*


Off Campus Indirect Cost Rate (MTDC)


*Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) – Total direct cost less items of equipment, patient care, tuition and fees, alterations, renovations, and subcontract amounts over $25,000.