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Plan Options

Our retirement package is comprised of four types including options for all employees as well as for staff and faculty with 2+ years of service at Tulane.   

Below you will find the four retirement plan types at a glance and essential details, such as who is eligible. To view our entire Retirement Overview PDF document, including a full comparison chart of plans, please click below: 

Tulane Retirement Overview PDF

Additional details on the four plans are provided below. 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 403(b) Plan

The Tax-Deferral 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. 

2021 Universal Availability Notice 403(b) 

Tax-Deferral 403(b) Plan SPD - Employee Contributions 

Tax-Deferral 403(b) Plan Investment Notice 

How to Enroll in the Tax-Deferral 403(b) Plan (link to "How to Enroll" with details on TIAA microsite) 

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. 

Staff Retirement Plan Investment Notice 

Staff Retirement Plan — Summary Plan Description

How to Enroll: Staff Retirement Plan (link to "How to Enroll" with details on the TIAA microsite) 
 

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. 

Faculty and Administrative Plan Investment Notice 

Faculty and Administrative Retirement Plan — Summary Plan Description

How to Enroll: Faculty and Administrative Plan (link to "How to Enroll" with details on the TIAA microsite)

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

The 457(b) plan is an employee funded retirement plan. All employees currently earning or expected to earn $210,000 during the current year are eligible to participate in this plan. Contributions are made by you and deducted from your paycheck.

How to Enroll: 457(b) Plan (link to "How to Enroll" with details on the TIAA microsite)