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Overhead Expense Policy

Grants and Contracts 

Trinity University periodically negotiates an indirect cost rate with the Department of Health and Human Services. This indirect cost rate is applied to grants, contracts and other agreements covered by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21. 

All applicable contract proposals should include the appropriate recovery of indirect costs. For the current indirect cost rate, please call ext. 7331. 

The indirect cost recoveries received by the institution are treated as current unrestricted income. 

Auxiliary Enterprises 

Overhead expenses based on square footage are allocated to self-sustaining departments (bookstore, food services, and the Office of Residential Life) at the end of the fiscal year. Typical overhead expenses allocated are administrative expenses, utilities, housekeeping, security, etc. 

Information on overhead expenses may be obtained from the Controller's office.