Human Resources

TIAA-CREF Retirement Annuity (RA)

730 Third Ave
New York, NY  10017
Tel:   1-800-842-2776

Contribution Rates
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TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund) is a 403(b) voluntary tax sheltered annuity plan.  The employee is 100% vested upon enrollment.



All full-time employees are eligible to elect this retirement plan upon hire.

NOTE:  Election of a retirement plan is a one-time, irrevocable decision for the length of your employment at NWACC.



  • Contributory Plan:  The employee contribution rate is four percent (4%) of gross earnings.  The college contribution rate is ten percent (10%) of the employee's gross earnings.
  • Non-Contributory Plan:  The employee does not contribute to the plan.  The college contribution rate is six percent (6%) of the employee's gross earnings



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  • TIAA-CREF offers variable annuity accounts to include CREF Stock, Global Equities, Growth, Equity Index, Real Estate, Bond Market, Inflation-Linked Bond, Money Market and Social Choice. 
  • TIAA-CREF offers a Guaranteed Annuity Account.
  • A prospectus containing investment objectives, risks, and other important information will be provided.
  • Contributions may be allocated (in whole number percentages) in any manner.



For questions about this retirement plan, contact your Benefits Coordinator, visit their website at or contact TIAA-CREF at 1-800-842-2776 and speak with a consultant. 


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