Below is information about Western Carolina University that may be needed when preparing a proposal or managing an award. If you do not see the information that you need, please call 828.227.3180 for assistance.
|Legal Name||Western Carolina University|
|Type of Institution||Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education|
|Date Incorporated||August 1889|
1 University Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
|Authorized Institutional Official||
Dr. Jeffrey Lawson
Dean of Graduate School and Research
Director of Research Administration
Post-Award Services Manager
|WCU Mission Statement : Includes information about WCU's 20/20 Plan|
|WCU Board of Trustees: The WCU Board of Trustees is composed of 13 members|
|WCU Fact Book : Provides information about WCU's student profile, enrollment, and retention|
|ORA Fact Sheet|
|Federal Congressional District||NC-011|
|NC House District||119|
|NC Senate District||50|
|Federal Wide Assurance for Human Subjects||FWA 00010411|
|SAM.gov Registration Expiration||October 23, 2024|
F&A Cost Rate Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024
Rate Base: Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC)
Modified total direct costs, consisting of all direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel and up to the first $25,000 of each subaward (regardless of the period of performance of the subawards under the award). Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, rental costs, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs and the portion of each subaward in excess of $25,000. Other items may only be excluded when necessary to avoid a serious inequity in the distribution of indirect costs, and with the approval of the cognizant agency for indirect costs.
Equipment: Tangible personal property (including information technology systems) having a useful life of more than one year and a per-unit acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of the capitalization level established by the non-Federal entity for financial statement purposes, or $5,000. 2 CFR 200.1
Subawards: F&A Costs are calculated on the first $25,000 for each subaward/subcontract. This applies to the total amount being allocated towards each subaward/subcontract and not on the amount each year.
University Policy 88: Facilities and Administration Receipts Policy
Academic Procedures and Regulations 28: Distribution of Indirect Cost Allocations
Cognizant Agency for F&A Costs: Department of Health and Human Services
Cognizant Agency Point of Contact: Wheatford Ashby at 214.767.3261
|State Retirement (TSERS)|
|Optional Retirement (ORP)|
Source: FY24 Fringe Benefit Rate Sheet
WCU Audit Report : Annual audit reports of WCU financial statement.
Controller's Office: University financial and tax information, including IRS Tax Exempt Status.
Contact the ORA for WCU's fiscal year operating budgets and IRS W-9 Form.
North Carolina Quick Facts from the US Census Bureau.
Employment Data from the US Department of Labor.
Economic Data for the United States, North Carolina, and counties within North Carolina are available through the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Uniform Guidance: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.