Retirement Programs

You have a choice of additional optional retirement plans which are intended to supplement your mandatory retirement plan (TRS or ORP) as a Texas A&M University System employee. This page provides information on preparing for retirement, moving through the transition to retirement, and post-retirement.

Questions about any of this information? Email and we will forward your message to the appropriate Human Resources office.

Planning to Retire

You can retire and begin to receive TAMUS retiree benefits once you meet eligibility criteria. Please review,  A Look Ahead: A Guide to Retiring from the A&M System to become familiar with rules under current state law.

A Look Ahead: A Guide to Retiring from the A&M System
TRS – Planning Your Retirement
Frequently Asked Questions
Universal Availability Notice 
Retirement Manager (online retirement savings tool for ORP/TDA participants)
SEC Calculators for Investors

Retirement Calculators

Retirement Forms

Retirement and Financial Videos

TAMUS Voluntary Retirement Programs

TRS Financial Wellness Video Series

TDA Loan and Hardship Process

Note: Retirement Manager must be used to obtain a loan or hardship withdrawal certificate. A certificate will be issued if you are determined to be eligible for the loan or hardship according to the information provided by your vendor(s). The certificate must be included with your vendor’s form in order to receive the loan or hardship. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact System Benefits Administration at (979) 458-6330.