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Fringe Benefit Rate

Fringe benefits are supplements to salaries and wages given to employees. They cover FICA/Medicare, retirement, healthcare insurance, unemployment insurance, tuition remission, TIAA/CREF, and worker’s compensation.

Morgan's Fringe Benefit Rate official breakdown is available here.

MSU Employee Term Fringe Rate %
MSU Employee Faculty Term Academic Year Fringe Rate % 42%
MSU Employee Faculty Term Summer Fringe Rate % 9%
MSU Employee Full-Time/Non-Contractual* Term Year Round Fringe Rate % 42%
MSU Employee Contractual* Term Year Round Fringe Rate % 9%

*Contractual Employees at Morgan State University are those who work less than 6 months or less than 30 hours per week.