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Retirement Programs and Information

Texas State helps you prepare for retirement by providing you a retirement program benefit. We also offer voluntary programs to save for retirement. Click on the resources below to help you choose the right program for you.

Ready for retirement? Below you will also find retirement process guidelines and checklists to assist you in the transition.

Click here for general information on retirement programs.

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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.

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