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 us and we’ll forward your message to the appropriate Human Resources office.




General Information 

Watch this short video to learn more about voluntary programs:

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.