Retirement Savings Programs


The California State University (CSU) supports the efforts of faculty and staff to plan a fulfilling and financially secure retirement. As part of its total rewards package, the CSU offers employees three different voluntary retirement savings programs to help employees meet their financial goals. Each plan offers employees the opportunity to make contributions on a pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) basis. Please note that the plans listed below are voluntary savings plans and do not have an employer contribution.


Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) Program

  • Pre-Tax and Roth options

  • Administered by the CSU through FidelityOpens in new window


Please visit the CSYou websiteOpens in new window for additional information regarding these plans including enrollment, contribution limits, catch-up allowances, and hardships/loans.


401(k) or 457(b) Programs

Savings Plus ProgramOpens in new window

  • Offers two plans: 401(k) or 457(b)

  • Pre-Tax and Roth options

  • Administered by CalHR through Nationwide

  • Savings Plus Customer Service Phone Number: (855) 616-4776