Sponsored Programs, Finance and Administration Costs (Indirect Costs)

Finance and Administration Costs (Indirect Costs)

Western State Colorado University has not established an indirect cost rate with the federal government. This contract will be negotiated with the first award that requires an established rate.  For additional information on this, please contact the director of Sponsored Programs.

While preparing an application for a federal agency that asks for the “negotiated indirect rate,” you must check the box that says "No Negotiated Rate." The Director of Sponsored Programs will assist you in the correct wording for the budget section of the application regarding the F&S line in the budget.

Western State Colorado University established the “Indirect Cost Incentive Fund” that holds the finance and administration costs collected on federal grants for distribution. For a copy of the policy for distribution of Finance and Administration Costs contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants.