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Service Center Billing Rates

  • This session will provide information to participants from units which provide goods and services for a fee (Service Centers).  Participants will learn about the administrative responsibilities of operating a Service Center.  The primary focus of the seminar will be on calculating, and recovering, the full cost of providing goods and services.  The session will include:
  1. Calculating full costs (including direct and indirect expenses).
  2. Obtaining billing rate approval.
  3. Ensuring full cost calculation complies with applicable university and Federal policies.  We’ll discuss how entrepreneurship can be balanced with compliance.
  4. Discussion about Unrelated Business Income Tax, MSU’s Indirect Cost Rate, MSU’s  Administrative Fee, and account/sub-account utilization. 

Training Dates:



Fall 2016

  • October 20, 8:30am-10:30am

Spring 2017

  • February 2, 8:30am-11:00am

To register, log in to the EBS Portal, click on the "My Career and Training" tab (top of window), and then click on the "Courses for Employees at MSU" tile.  Next, enter "Billing" in the search box on the left side of the screen, and click "Find".  Select "Service Center Billing Rates" and register for one of the sessions. Classes are held in the Nisbet building, Room 10.