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Retirement Accounts

Mandatory 401(a) and Supplemental 403(b) and 457(b) Accounts

Your 401(a) retirement account funds and any supplemental accounts you may have are fully vested. Once your last contribution is made to your vendor by WVU, you have a few options for handling your account(s):

Option 1: Leave the account(s) alone. The funds in your 401(a) would continue to reflect market conditions based on your fund investments. 

Option 2: Transfer funds to another retirement vendor* 

Option 3: Request withdrawal of funds*

*You will need to reach out to your specific vendor to initiate transfer or withdraw. Please keep in mind that withdrawals may be subject to penalty.


TIAA may be reached at 1-800-842-2776 or