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The following information will help in filling out many application forms for grants and contracts, and in preparing budgets. Please call our office at (657)-278-2106 if you need additional information.

CSUF Fiscal Year Budget 06-07
CSUF Circular A-133

Current as of 1/1/07

Important Numbers (Tax ID, EIN, DUNS, CAGE, etc.)
Indirect Cost Rates
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Grant Recipient: CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation
Financial Officer

Office of Grants and Contracts
Using Consultants

Most Recently Revised Routing Form


DUNS Number: 10 6670755

Assembly District:  72


Senate: 33


Congressional District:  40


CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation
Federal EIN Number:

(Note: This is the number to be used in proposal submissions.)

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation TAX ID (TIN): 95-2081258


Federal Wide Assurance Number (Human Subjects): FWA00015384


Animal Assurance Number: A3753-01


Community and Government Entity (CAGE) Code: 1MCB1




ALL Proposals

35.1% of "modified total direct costs" for on-campus projects
14.8% of "modified total direct costs" for off-campus projects

"Modified total direct costs" refers to the total of all project costs except
stipends, equipment cost (items over $5,000), Participant Support Costs, and the amount of each subcontract over $25,000.


Example: Proposal to NSF, on-campus effort


Salaries and Wages
Fringe Benefits   


     Fullerton College    
     ASI, Inc.    


Modified Total Direct Costs:  $215,184 - 6,000 - ($30,000-$25,000) - ($32,000-$25,000) = $197,184


TOTAL INDIRECT/Faculty and Administrative COSTS = 35.1% of $197,184 = $69,211


TOTAL PROJECT COSTS = total direct + total indirect costs = $284,395



The distinction between on-campus and off-campus projects depends on the preponderance of effort. If most of the labor occurs off-campus (51% or more), the project should be regarded as an off-campus project.

Exceptions to the above rates must be approved in advance according to specified levels of approval. Consult with the Office of Grants and Contracts personnel.



Funding for personnel support is based on percentage of effort of each personnel on a project. Salaries should be computed based on actual current annual base rates.



There are a few basic rates to use, depending primarily on whether the person is full-time or part-time and whether the person is a University employee or a CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation employee.


For all employees, at the University or the CSUF ASC, there are certain legally mandatory employer taxes that must be paid specifically, FICA (Social Security), Workers Compensation Insurance, and state unemployment insurance.

Full-time persons (half-time or greater) are eligible for other benefits as well -- retirement, health, life insurance, etc., and these require payment of a higher rate.


The CSUF ASC has a different benefit system than the University, and it is a smaller employer, so it uses a different method for calculating the full-benefits package.


DOWNLOAD FRINGE Benefits FY 2009-2010

University employees (assigned to the CSUF ASC for the grant project)

For faculty assigned time ("release time")


For full-time staff, full-time researchers


CSUF ASC employees

For students, part-time or summer


For other temporary, part-time, or hourly employees hired for the grant


For faculty overload, faculty summer (not on University time)


For full-time employees hired by the CSUF ASC for the grant project (e.g., postdocs, administrative assistants, and coordinators). This assumes full family benefits and may be prorated in other cases

plus a proportional percentage of corresponding medical, dental, retirement benefits and other taxes.


The fringe benefit rates shown are averages to be used for budgeting purposes. The actual benefits charges for any particular employee may be slightly different, depending on the person's job category and requests for insurance for dependents.


All CSUF employees, all Philanthropic Foundation employees, all Auxiliary Services Corporation employees, and indeed all CSU employees, will be treated by the CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation as employees, rather than as consulants and the rates above will apply.

For the most up to date Fringe Benefits click here



CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation

For virtually every grant and contract, the recipient organization will be the CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation.


Authorized Official:   WILLIAM M. DICKERSON, Executive Director

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation

2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 275
Fullerton, CA 92831

Telephone:  (657)-278-4100



The CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation is a non-profit corporation, tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the federal revenue code.

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation is an Auxiliary to the campus under the terms specified in state law.


Authorized personnel to sign the Proposal/Administrative Point of Contact:      



Linda W. Patton


Office of Grants and Contracts, CP-205
California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657)-278-2106 Fax (657)-278-3000

For contracts, the signatory should be William M. Dickerson or his designee.

Responsible Financial Officer:

Shou-Yinn (Pearl) Cheng, Director

Office of Sponsored Programs



Address: 2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 275
Fullerton, CA 92831





Proposals are generally submitted for the University by the Office of Grants and Contracts. The Director of the Office is Linda W. Patton. Office phone number is (657)-278-2106.


For deliveries and packages, the address should be given as:

Office of Grants and Contracts
California State University Fullerton
800 North State College Boulevard, CP-205
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599


The difference between "employees" and "consultants" is important primarily for tax purposes. For employees, the employer is required to withhold money for income tax and to pay certain employer taxes (e.g., unemployment insurance). Federal and state tax agencies are concerned with whether a worker is an employee or a consultant. However, it may be difficult to distnguish between the two in practice. Tax agencies rely on the weight of the evidence on several different criteria -- such as where she works, how she is supervised, whose equipment and facilities she uses, who sets her work hours, etc. Confer with OGC Staff about any special circumstances.

As noted above, all faculty, staff and students of CSUF will be treated as employees, not consultants, by the CSUF ASC in creating grant and contract budgets.

In establishing the rate of compensation for a consultant, two questions are paramount:

1) Has this individual previously earned this rate on the market for similar work?

2) Is the rate reasonable (typical, conventional) for the work being conducted?

Sponsoring agencies may ask the CSUF ASC, and therefore OGC staff may ask you, to provide documentation on these matters.


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