Benefits Office
201 Carter Drive, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610.436.2800
Fax: 610.436.3464




This guide has been prepared by Benefits to assist you in planning for retirement. Our goal is to provide you with a summary of useful information as you begin to plan for retirement.

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Retirement Counseling

This calendar lists retirement counseling sessions offered by WCU's investment carriers.

You may also contact your investment carrier directly to request a consultation.


Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is offering a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP). The VRIP offers monetary incentives for eligible employees who choose to retire. The monetary incentives are based upon years of service and retirement eligibility for all employee groups.

Learn more about the VRIP Program

Come to a VRIP Information Seminar: VRIP Information Schedule

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WCU Retiree Privileges

As a retiree of WCU, you may still enjoy many privileges of the university such as use of the University library, admission to campus activities and events, and much more. Read more about WCU Retiree Privileges.


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Helpful Links & Resources

The world wide web offers many resources for people that are planning for retirement. We've grouped together some of the most helpful industry articles and other resources and they are all available to you here.

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Selecting A Retirement Plan

WCU offers three retirement plan options. Selecting a retirement plan is the most imporartant decision of a new employee because once a selection is made, it cannot be changed. The three retirement plan options are:

  • PSERS - Public School Employees' Retirement System
  • SERS - State Employees' Retirement System
  • ARP - Alternative Retirement Plan