Retirement Benefits

Saving for your retirement couldn’t be easier.

The most popular benefit at AU is the 403(b) Retirement Plan which allows you to make contributions immediately to your retirement savings and, after a year of service, receive a 2-to-1 match – all of which can help you attain your financial goals for retirement.

Contribute Now

Don’t wait to begin saving for your future. You can set aside pre-tax dollars immediately, regardless of age and service and they’ll be matched once you are eligible.

Eligibility for AU’s 2-to-1 Match on Your Contributions

You are eligible to receive the 2-to-1 matching contributions if you are at least 24 years old, have worked at AU for 12 months, and are normally scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week for at least 1,000 hours per year. If you have a year of service at another 501(c)(3), non-profit, or university, you may be eligible for a waiver of the one-year waiting period. The first five percent (5%) of your contributions are matched 2-to-1 by the university once you become eligible for the match, for a total contribution of up to 15 percent.

If you contribute... AU contributes... For a total contribution of...
1% of Regular Salary 2% of Regular Salary 3% of Regular Salary
2% of Regular Salary 4% of Regular Salary 6% of Regular Salary
3% of Regular Salary 6% of Regular Salary 9% of Regular Salary
4% of Regular Salary 8% of Regular Salary 12% of Regular Salary
5% of Regular Salary 10% of Regular Salary 15% of Regular Salary

If you were hired after May 1, 2008, you are enrolled automatically to receive the university’s 2-to-1 match when you become eligible to receive the match.

Immediate, 100 Percent Vesting

Vesting refers to the portion of your plan account balance to which you are entitled under the plan rules. You are immediately 100 percent vested in the plan.