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Retirement

For over 180 years, Tulane University has been proud to be a vital part of the New Orleans community. One of the reasons we are an employer of choice is the rich benefits package that we offer our employees to saving for your retirement. This package is a key component of the total rewards you receive from the University.

Our retirement package is comprised of four types including three 403(b) plans and one 457(b) plan. The four retirement plan types are listed below and include information about eligibility and how to enroll. We encourage you to carefully review your options to best meet your future financial needs. If you have questions concerning your retirement, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hr@tulane.edu.

Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) 403(b) Plan

The Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) plan is a 403(b), employee funded retirement plan. All employees may enroll in this plan from day one of employment. Contributions are made by you and deducted from your paycheck.

How to Enroll in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

Staff Retirement 403(b) Plan

The Staff Retirement plan is a 403(b), university funded retirement plan. Staff employees are eligible to enroll in this plan after 2 years of consecutive service, having worked at least 975 hours in each year. After you become eligible and take the steps to enroll, Tulane will contribute 8% of your base salary.

How to Enroll: Staff Retirement Plan

Faculty and Administrative 403(b) Plan

The Faculty and Administrative plan is a 403(b), university funded retirement plan. Faculty and Administrative employees are eligible to enroll in this plan after 2 years of consecutive service, having worked at least 975 hours in each year. After you become eligible and take the steps to enroll, Tulane will contribute up to 10% of your base salary. The percentage depends on your annual base salary amount.

How to Enroll: Faculty and Administrative Plan

457(b) Plan

The 457(b) plan is an employee funded retirement plan. All employees currently earning or expected to earn $200,000 during the current year are eligible to participate in this plan. Contributions are made by you and deducted from your paycheck. TIAA-CREF is the only investment option that offers this plan.

How to Enroll: 457(b) Plan

Have questions about your plan?

Contact HR

504-865-4748

hr@tulane.edu