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TCU provides quality, comprehensive benefits to employees and their dependents, allowing our great workforce to worry less and live more.

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Who Is Eligible for Benefits?

Employees working at least 75% full-time (or 30 hours a week) in a regular position are eligible for benefits offered by the university.

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TCU recognizes that a quality, comprehensive benefits program is a great way to show you just how valuable you are to the University. We understand that no two employees are alike, which is why we offer multiple benefit choices.

Rest and restoration are important, so paid vacation is granted to eligible staff. Vacation hours accrue monthly on a pro-rata basis. 

Faculty and staff may use accrued sick time for personal or family needs, pregnancy, childbirth and adoption, and bereavement.

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TCU provides income protection benefits as well as short and long term disability should a member be unable to work due to an injury or illness

At TCU, we’re dedicated to offering you the best possible retirement plans for your long-term investment needs. Full time faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the retirement plan.

TCU will now contribute an amount equal to 8% of your salary into the retirement account of your choice. To help us set up your contribution, please complete the following steps. 

Explore Retirement Benefits

TCU partners with Emeriti, a trusted retiree health care consortium within higher education, and TIAA to implement a Retiree Health Savings Account (RHSA) for eligible TCU employees. This tax-free account will be used to fund retiree health care expenses for eligible TCU employees and their dependents. 

Eligibility for the Emeriti plan is based on the following:

  • All full-time TCU benefits-eligible employees hired before January 1, 2021 under the age of 45
  • All full-time TCU benefits-eligible employees hired after January 1, 2021 of any age

TCU will contribute $1,000/year for a maximum of 25 years and contributions beginning at age 40. Once enrolled, employees choose how to invest the TCU contributions among several TIAA investment options.  Retiree health contributions will be made each payroll in addition to the TCU 8% retirement contribution to your 403(b).  The full balance of the Emeriti plan vests to the TCU employee after 10 years of full-time employment and can be accessed upon termination or retirement from TCU to be used for eligible health expenses per IRS regulations. 

Eligible employees and/or their dependents are eligible for the TCU Tuition Assistance Program. Individuals must verify dependent status through the Office of Human Resources if dependents are not listed in the Human Resources system. Current employees must work at least .75 FTE.

Tuition Assistance & Exchange

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If you, or someone in your care, needs immediate mental health support or are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the TCU Employee Assistance Program or the National Suicide Hotline.

Many people are anxious about the uncertainty of what is happening with COVID-19. You and your dependents may need information or resources to help cope with stress and anxiety, stay emotionally well and prevent compassion fatigue.

Wellness Resources