Retiring from GW

Are you eligible to retire from GW?

GW faculty and staff are eligible for retirement under the following circumstances:

  • Reach age 65 (no minimum service requirement)
  • Reach age 60, with a minimum of 10 years of continuous full-time service
  • Reach age 55, with a minimum of 20 years of continuous full-time service

If you are not sure how many years of service you have completed with GW, please contact your department. If you are getting ready to retire, please review the Preparing for Retirement page; here, you will find a timeline of steps that you should take leading up to your retirement, including whom to contact and when.

GW retirees remain eligible for benefits from the university. The Health and Welfare Plan SPD for Retired Employees (PDF) describes each of the benefits offered, including medical, prescription, dental and life insurance. The Retirement Planning Guide (PDF) describes how these benefits may continue in retirement. Health Advocate's document on Planning for Retirement (PDF) lists resources related to planning for long-term healthcare costs and other financial topics during retirement.