Charging rent depends on whether the rent for the facility is included in your F&A proposal. If it is included in the F&A proposal, that space would be considered on campus and should not be included in the service center rate.
If the rent is excluded from your proposal, you are free to include it in the rate, if your service center is classified as a specialized service center, since it is a cost of the service center.
You may want to touch base with the area at your university that prepares and negotiates your F&A proposal.
At any rate, when the service center charge hits your grants it should be charged the appropriate F&A rate for that grant.
I hope this helps,
Charles E. Tarantino, CPA
Assistant Vice President
Hurley Administration Building, Suite 160
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University of North Texas
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