Retirement Plans

Fairfield University offers retirement savings opportunities with both Fidelity Investments and TIAA CREF (Teacher's Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund). Both options offer a flexible approach to retirement planning.

After one (1) full year of continued employment in an eligible position, an employee may elect to contribute a minimum of 2.5% of base salary to receive the University match of 8% of the base annual salary. In 2013, employees may contribute up to a maximum of $17,500 of their base salary if under the age of 50 and up to $23,000 if 50 years of age or older.

Part-time employees are eligible after one year of service if they work at least 1,000 hours during the year and regularly maintain the average.

Once a month, a TIAA-CREF and Fidelity representative are available by appointment in the Office of Human Resources to answer specific questions regarding annuity accounts.

For more information regarding both options, please inquire directly with our office at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2277. Employees may consult with our Benefits Manager or Benefits Assistant for details.

Fairfield University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.