Rates

Rates

User Fee Schedule

The rates listed below are direct cost. The fees are what we directly charge you, not including any overhead rates charged by the university. If the source of funds is a sponsored agreement, overhead (indirect costs) will be charged at the current Tufts rate (56% in FY16). In general, overhead will be charged on all external user transactions.

Academic User Fee Rates (direct cost)

INSTRUMENT Rate / hour
Tufts/Non-Tufts
Mandatory On-Site Staff Assistance / hour
Tufts/Non-Tufts
Remote Staff Assistance / hour
Tufts/Non-Tufts
Notes
Confocal Raman $30/ $35 $45/$55 $140/$165  
AFM part of the system $20/$25 $45/$55 $140/$165 Cost of consumables is additional
NSOM $21/$25 $45/$55 $140/$165 Cost of consumables is additional
FLIM $25/$30 $45/$55 $140/$165  
TERS $33/$40 $45/$55 $140/$165 Cost of consumables is additional
Combined microscopy $33/$40 $45/$55 $140/$165 Cost of consumables is additional
Nanoindenter $21/$25 $45/$55 $140/$165  
Monthly Cap / user $1,750 Tufts
$2,100 Non-Tufts
None None After cap level is reached, additional qualifying expenses are added at 20% of base rate

Notes: academic users from for minority serving institutions and four-year colleges have the Tufts internal rates discounted 30%.

Non-Academic User Fee Rates (direct cost)

INSTRUMENT Rate Mandatory On-Site
Staff Assistance
Remote Staff
Assistance
Notes
Confocal Raman $180/ hour $165/hour $220/hour  
AFM part of the system $100/hour $165/hour $220/hour Cost of consumables is additional
NSOM $120/hour $165/hour $220/hour Cost of consumables is additional
FLIM $180/hour $165/hour $220/hour  
TERS $210/hour $165/hour $220/hour Cost of consumables is additional
Combined microscopy $210/hour $165/hour $220/hour Cost of consumables is additional
Nanoindenter $130/hour $165/hour $220/hour  
Monthly Cap / user $9,075 None None After cap level is reached, additional qualifying expenses are added at 20% of base rate

Notes: The on-site or remote staff assistance rates are in addition to any equipment rate.