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Retirement Programs and Information

Texas State helps you prepare for retirement by providing you a retirement program benefit and voluntary savings program. To help set you up for retirement success, navigate this website to learn more about both programs. For a basic overview, review the retirement programs general information.

Ready for retirement? Our Retirees & Pre-Retirees website will help you navigate the processes and guidelines during this transition.

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Important Notice: Changes to ORP/TDA Vendors

TSUS, in collaboration with CAPTRUST, selected TIAA as the lead recordkeeper & consolidated to 4 vendors (CoreBridge, Fidelity, TIAA, VOYA). American Funds, Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc, & Pentegra will no longer be offered. We are discouraging employees from enrolling in these plans as they'll have to move their funds out later. Current participants can contribute until 12/31/2024. No action is needed from individual participants at this time, but expect action items in the upcoming months.

Retirement Programs

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

All TRS - eligible employees at Texas public institutions of higher education are automatically enrolled in TRS on their first day of employment.

Optional Retirement Program

ORP is a defined contribution plan that is available as an alternative and can be chosen in lieu of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) for eligible employees. Click here to see a list of approved ORP vendors.

Voluntary Savings Programs

Contributing to a Tax Deferred Account - 403(b) can significantly reduce your taxes and help you save for retirement. Click here to see a list of approved TDA vendors. Visit our TDA website to learn about eligibility, contribution amounts.

The Texasaver 457 Program also helps you reduce taxes and save for retirement. Click here to see how these plans compare.

Ready for retirement? Our Retirees & Pre-Retirees website is designed to provide Texas State employees with a clear outline of the steps needed to get you to retirement. Access helpful guidelines, information, and resources that will prepare you for your retirement adventure.