Description: This dashboard displays tuition transactions that post on sponsored awards that are not training grants or fellowships, and do not have a Graduate Student Appointment paid on the Award.
Issues: Tuition is an allowable charge to a Federal sponsored award only if:
- The purpose of the award is to provide training to selected participants and the charge is approved by the Federal awarding agency, or
- Fringe benefits in the form of tuition or remission of tuition are paid to students that work on a sponsored award under a qualifying UW Graduate Student Appointment.
Tuition paid in lieu of wages, sometimes referred to as “stand alone tuition”, is unallowable on all sponsored awards.
Indicators: Charges in Object Code 08-05 Tuition and Fees
- Does not include sponsored awards that are Training Grants or Fellowships (based on the Function/Sub-Function code in FAS).
- Does not include sponsored awards with charges in Object Code 01-40 (Graduate Student Appointments – Non-Teaching Salaries)
If the Award is from a Federal sponsor, and the purpose of the award is NOT to provide training and tuition is NOT an allowable cost that is approved by the sponsor, or there is NOT a qualifying UW GSA paid on the Award, then the tuition expense should be charged to an alternative funding source.
For-non Federal sponsors, review the terms and conditions (or sponsor policies) to determine whether tuition is an allowable cost.
For more information, please see the PAFC webpage on Tuition.