Retirement Savings

To support faculty and staff in realizing their savings goals, GW provides the opportunity to invest in a competitive retirement plan package with a selection of investment options. We offer two primary retirement plans:

Enrolling in the GW Retirement Plans makes saving automatic. The money you contribute is conveniently deducted from each paycheck. And tax-deferred earnings help maximize the potential for your retirement contributions to grow over time.

The Enrollment Guide (PDF) provides information about available plans, providers, and enrollment instructions, and can help you understand the importance of planning for retirement.

You are able to enroll or make changes in your GW retirement plan online through the provider's website, from where you can change contributions, change investment carriers, transfer funds, and request withdrawals or loans.

GW’s retirement plans are supported by two investment providers: Fidelity Investments and TIAA.

  • Please note that Vanguard funds are offered through Fidelity Investments.
  • Please review the Contract Comparison Chart (PDF) to understand the features of contract types available from TIAA.

The Investment Performance Summaries report the recent performance of the investment options available to GW faculty and staff who participate in the 403(b) and 401(a) retirement plans at GW. Our investment providers also offer retirement counseling for those who would like to talk through options for saving with an expert.