Retirement & Financial
Princeton values faculty and staff contributions to fulfill the University’s mission and reflects this in many ways, including its retirement benefits. Read more to learn about all retirement benefits employees receive.
Employees considering or who have decided to retire from Princeton University should refer to Retiring from Princeton.
To help faculty and staff reach their retirement goals, the University offers financial planning tools and advisors for guidance, a very competitive defined contribution plan, a qualified retirement savings plan with pretax or after-tax savings options, and a retiree medical benefit.
Financial wellness is important to everyone at all ages and, for this reason, Princeton University offers many avenues to access financial planning assistance. Financial planning helps individuals and families manage day-to-day living expenses; pay off debt; save toward a goal, e.g., buying a home or sending a child to college; and plan for retirement. Learn about and take advantage of the various resources Princeton provides.
Princeton University, as a leader in higher education, is committed to being a community of learning. In this spirit, the University provides financial assistance to employees seeking personal educational advancement and for their children attending college. In addition, College Coach, offered through Bright Horizons, can help individuals understand post-high school education options and ease the application process.
Princeton University offers benefits, programs, and policies designed to provide income protection for faculty, staff, and their families.
Princeton University provides financial benefits, including retirement and several resources to assist faculty and staff with their financial planning needs.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Princeton University offers various avenues for faculty and staff to minimize the taxes they pay, including flexible spending accounts to set money aside pretax to pay for healthcare and dependent care related expenses.
Discount & Affiliate Programs
Employees have access to many resources, products, and services, some discounted, including travel, entertainment, fitness, childcare, insurances, legal services, and more.